The blues is a melancholic music of black American folk origin, usually employing a basic 12-bar chorus, the tonic, subdominant, and dominant chords, frequent minor intervals, and blue notes. 1,821 more words
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AUTHOR OF “COLD COMFORT FARM”:
MISS STELLA GIBBONS.
Miss Stella Gibbons’s novel has been most favourably reviewed. It is a well-sustained parody of the Loam-and-Love-child school of fiction.
Quartz: The evolution of American anxieties, in words added to the dictionary since 1980. “When the American English dictionary Merriam-Webster adds new words, it also records the year the word was first printed. 36 more words