Word of the Day: Blue

blue / blo͞o   adjective  
  1. of the color between green and violet on the spectrum
Blue skies smiling at me, Nothing but blue skies do I see. Irving Berlin, 1888-1989  
  1. of the skin, discolored due to cold
I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. From ‘Revolution’ by Jennifer Donnelly, 1963-  
  1. melancholy; in low spirits
Mama says that, happiness is from magic rays of sunshine that come down when you’re feeling blue. Adam Sandler, 1966-  
  1. tinged with the coolest of primary colors
So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home. From ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940  
  1. risqué
If you don’t want to hear a joke that’s blue, you shouldn’t go to a comedy club where a comedian who makes blue jokes is performing. Gilbert Gottfried, 1955-  
  1. in music, a note that creates discordance
Most other American vernacular music uses blue notes tool jazz, funk, rock, country, gospel, folk and so on. http://www.ethanhein.com/wp/2010/blue-notes/   noun  
  1. the primary color which falls in between green and violet on the spectrum
Blue is the color of peace. Antonio Brown, 1988-  
  1. something in a shade of the coolest primary color
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. From ‘Dance Dance Dance’ by Haruki Murakami, 1949-  
  1. plural, a genre of music characterized by a call-and-response pattern; often capitalized
Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. Wynton Marsalis, 1961-