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reg·gae

 (rĕg′ā)
n.
Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of Calypso and rhythm and blues, usually with an accent placed on the offbeat.

[Jamaican English, ultimately from rege-rege, ragged clothing, probably from rag.]

reggae

(ˈrɛɡeɪ)
n
(Pop Music) a type of West Indian popular music having four beats to the bar, the upbeat being strongly accented
[C20: of West Indian origin]

reg•gae

(ˈrɛg eɪ)

n.
a style of Jamaican music blending blues, calypso, and rock and characterized by a strongly syncopated rhythm.
[< Jamaican E, resp. of reggay (introduced in the song “Do the Reggay” (1968) by Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, who appar. coined the word)]

reggae

A style of pop music that originated among black people in the West Indies, with a strongly accented upbeat. Popularized by such performers as Bob Marley (1945–81), reggae is often political in content, and is associated particularly with Rastafarianism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reggae - popular music originating in the West Indiesreggae - popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
Translations

reggae

[ˈregeɪ] N (Mus) → reggae m

reggae

[ˈrɛgeɪ] nreggae m

reggae

nReggae m

reggae

[ˈrɛgeɪ] n (Mus) → reggae m
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