Definitions for reggaeˈrɛg eɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

reg•gaeˈrɛg eɪ(n.)

  1. a style of Jamaican music blending blues, calypso, and rock and characterized by a strongly syncopated rhythm.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of reggae:

< Jamaican E, resp. of reggay (introduced in the song “Do the Reggay” (1968) by Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, who appar. coined the word)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reggae(noun)

    popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar


  1. reggae(Noun)

    A form of music originating in Jamaica and associated with Rastafarianism, featuring a heavy bass line, percussive rhythm guitar on the offbeat, often with close vocal harmonies.


  1. Reggae

    Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.


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