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blues is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of blues in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… and we see these deep blues and greens …”
meanings of blues
Birmingham City FC.
New South Wales.
Carlton Football Club.
A musical composition following blues forms.
One's particular life experience, particularly including the hardships one has faced.
(usually in the plural, informal) A feeling of sadness or depression.
(sports) Any of a number of sports teams which wear blue kit.
A musical form, African-American in origin, generally featuring an eight-bar or twelve-bar blues structure and using the blues scale.
The negative emotional state produced by a particular action, occupation, experience or idea.
A uniform made principally of a blue fabric.
Plural of blue.
Manchester City FC.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blue.
Any of several sports teams whose uniform is predominantly blue.
blues frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR
the word blues occurs in english on average 25.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
topics blues can be related to
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that blues can be often used in the following areas: