a flatted note, especially the third or the seventh degree of the scale, recurring frequently in blues and jazz as a characteristic feature.
(jazz) a flattened third or seventh, used frequently in the blues
German lapis. jasper stained blue in imitation of lapis lazuli.
to alter, abridge, or cancel with or as with a pencil that has blue lead, as in editing a manuscript. Historical Examples The Story of the Treasure Seekers E. Nesbit Cabbages and Kings O. Henry Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions Slason Thompson Essentials in Conducting Karl Wilson Gehrkens Audrey Craven May Sinclair […]
a blue flag with a white square in the center, designating the letter P in the International Code of Signals, flown by a vessel in port to indicate its imminent departure. Historical Examples Tales Of The Trains Charles James Lever The Flag of Distress Mayne Reid Nick Baba’s Last Drink and Other Sketches George P. […]
a plant, Phlox divaricata, of eastern North America, having creeping, rooting stems and mauve flowers.