Definitions for reggaeˈrɛg eɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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)
popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
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.
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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