Definition of Bluesy

1. Adjective. (music informal) Characteristic of the blues ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bluesy

1. resembling the blues (a musical form) [adj BLUESIER, BLUESIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluesy

bluesman
bluesmen
bluesnarfing
bluest
bluestem
bluestems
bluestocking
bluestockingism
bluestockings
bluestone
bluestones
blueswoman
blueswomen
bluesy (current term)
bluet
bluet-eyed
bluetail
bluethroat
bluethroat pikeblenny
bluethroats
bluetick
blueticks
bluetit
bluetongue
bluetongue virus
bluetongues
bluets

Literary usage of Bluesy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"All that summer, I'd been teaching myself primitive piano, had fancied myself a bluesy, outraged rock star or an actor maybe, or anyone with an audience, ..."

2. The Urban Condition: space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"Only the impressionistic “bluesy” city images and the ecstatic city of the avantgarde movements seem to persist. The newer city images make use of abstract ..."

3. Letters on the Elements of Botany: Addressed to a Lady by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Martyn (1787)
"The great bluesy with alternate appendaged flowers; the upper-lip two-parted, the lower three-toothed. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: Containing the Pronunciation by Alexander Reid (1846)
"... loaded or heavy at one end. Blue, n. (S. bleo) one of the seven primary colours.—a. of a blue colour. bluesy, ad. with a blue colour. ..."

5. Vibrations and Waves by Benjamin Crowell (2002)
"... and jazz saxophone players will typically choose a mouthpiece that has a low 0, so that they can produce the bluesy pitch-slides typical of their style. ..."

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