reggae

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noun reg·gae \ˈre-(ˌ)gā, ˈrā-\

Definition of reggae

  1. :  popular music of Jamaican origin that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music and is performed at moderate tempos with the accent on the offbeat

Origin and Etymology of reggae

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1968


REGGAE Defined for English Language Learners

reggae

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noun reg·gae \ˈre-(ˌ)gā, ˈrā-\

Definition of reggae for English Language Learners

  • : popular music that is originally from Jamaica and that combines native styles with elements of rock and soul music


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