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popular term for a state of sadness; see depression.
maternity blues (postpartum blues) popular terms for postpartum depression.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]


Usage notes: (informal)
1 a designation for Blue Cross (an insurance system that pays the costs of treatment by a hospital or clinic) and Blue Shield.
2 mild depression.


Drug slang
A regional street term for Amytal–amobarbital.
Managed care
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association, see there.
Theatre blues, see there.
Transient mental depression, often related to exogenous events.

Vox populi
A style of music that originated with African Americans in the deep South of the US in the late 1800s, which borrows elements from spirituals, work songs, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.


State of depression or sadness.
[slang, fr. blue devils]

Patient discussion about blues

Q. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do. Hi, I get in to depressive episode even for minor issues. Although my depression makes it hard for me to maintain friendships, I have a number of close friends. I’m going well with my parents. I have a stable, well-paid job and a first class master’s degree. I'm fit, healthy and don't consider myself unattractive. I don't understand why I get depressed, but I feel down most of the time. I sleep too little or not enough, and my diet deteriorates during the real low periods. I lack motivation in everything and it started to affect my job. I’m sick of feeling blue, and wish I could just enjoy life like other people do.

A. Make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you can and tell him/her all that you are saying here. Your doctor can help you with this and get you going again. Don't put it off or try to cure yourself with alternative stuff.

Q. Is a Proventil Inhaler cheaper by you than Secirity Blue? I pay $60. with Security Blue now. Is it cheaper with you for a three months supply ?

A. here is a drug prices comparing site-

but i couldn't find there that other drug you were talking that it's name?

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From Atlanta, the singer's got a twinge in his voice similar to Mike from Poison 13, and the music is dirgy, stompin' lo-fi garage stuff, bluesy and harp-addled.
What was best here was simply American: Way's Scissors Paper Stone (1994), a hip, hot suite of sexy vignettes set to the bluesy power-pop of John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
Lawson," bluesy "Walkin' Down The Road" and "Jackie Blue," a fond ode to a free-spirited female loner, which reached #3 pop.
Showcasing McKeown's six-string skills are bluesy stomp Blackbirds and Lullaby In 3/4, the latter simply sublime as her guitar embraces a sensuous bassline.
Opening with jazz dancing by the Los Angeles-based Marshall Dance Company to Nina Simone's bluesy "Feeling Good," the eight-hour-long conference filled four buildings and two large tents at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
Fully revealing his gravelly baritone for the first time (past recordings have featured guest singers), MacIsaac gives songs like the haunting "Lay Me Down" and the bluesy "Captain America" a more personal, often seductive tone.
Sitting at her piano, songs flow effortlessly from her fingertips with a bohemian, bluesy rock style that has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin.
Smoothest of guitar strummin' and sweetest of voices, bluesy as blue and a knock-out in the sexy department.
The gravel-voiced singer stretches a canvas of bluesy popular songs, on which Feld doodles with fifteen picaresque characters, togged out in Willa Kim's fabulously motley wardrobe: Dickens by way of Threepenny Opera.
The Young Dubliners, playing a mix of rock rhythms and traditional Celtic instrumentation, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, known for bluesy rock and R&B, will open for Chicago.
Elsewhere, Mean River meanders along with bluesy bottleneck and both Disco Jesus and Well Runs Dry have more than a hint of classic Creedence Clearwater country revival.
On the evening under review, standby Jacquelyn Levy stepped in to sing the bluesy ``Black and White'' seamlessly.