blue funk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blue funk a state of nervous depression "he was in a funk"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Blue funk (slang) great terror
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. blew—O. Fr. bleu, of Teut. origin; as also Scand. blá, which gave M. E. bla, blo, and modern blae.

Usage

In literature:

Why, I've never in the whole of my life been in such an absolutely blue funk!
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Nobody can strike an attitude or go into a blue funk while they are worrying about things to be done.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
I was simply in a blue funk, and rather angry as well at the absurdity of what we were doing.
"Caves of Terror" by Talbot Mundy
They were in a gray funk, which is several degrees more sheer than a blue funk.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
The thought of that and of the next three days put him in a blue funk.
"Left End Edwards" by Ralph Henry Barbour
No end of a jump to beat; and Dig and I were in a blue funk about our men.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
For William was in a blue funk spiritually.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
I'd get in a blue funk and end it all some night.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
I was in a regular blue funk that evening.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
I never was in such a blue funk before or since.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In news:

Funk, R&B and blues artist the Charles Walker Band will perform at Rockford's Adriatic Club at 9 pm, Saturday, Sept 29.
Departure of red states would throw pop culture into a blue funk .
While not entirely a straight-up ramen act (though lead guitarist Damon Wood can noodle with the best of them), Harmonious Junk pulls together savory parts funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic, soul and jam.
One of Evansville, Indiana's, top blues bands performs blues infused with rock, funk, and jazz in a performance recorded at the 2010 W C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival in Henderson, Kentucky.
Vocal chameleon Nanette Natal displays a kittenish quality reminiscent of Eartha Kitt, a gutsy ability to scat, an immersion in rockabilly, blues and funk, and a wide range she exploits with exciting leaps.
They play a mix of rock, pop, reggae, funk and blues.
But few events can boast the lineup - and creative title - of the Cactus Club 's "Spectacular Spooky Halloween, Hip-Hop, Freaky Funk , Blues, Soul Extravaganza".
The Alan Evans Trio will fill the River Street Jazz cafÃCopyright with funk and blues sounds on Wednesday.
Galactic , a funk and jazz jam band from New Orleans, will perform July 7 at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland.
Irene grew up in Detroit listening to Rhythm and Blues, Hip hop, Funk and Pop rock.
Brooklyn funk, blues and rock musician Bret Mosley plays at 9:30 pm Saturday at Old Town Pub.
Thom Mayne is a Pritzker Prize winning architect with a taste for Texas blues, New Orleans funk, intelligent storytellers and, to top it all off, Prince.
Come explore its roots and influences (including jazz, rock, hip-hop, electronic, reggae, blues, soul, world music and folk and as always, a barrage of explosive funk ((Listen in live each week for a chance to win free CDs)).
In addition, the festivities began with a rollicking recipe of funk, blues and rock from Rare Earth that earned that ensemble co-headlining status.
R&B, soul, Chicago blues, jump and swing blues, funk, disco.
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