reg·​gae·​ton ˌre-gā-ˈtōn How to pronounce reggaeton (audio)
: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms

Examples of reggaeton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Tuesday evening, the reggaeton pair — who collaborated on recent EP Manifesting 20-05 — hosted thousands of fans on Brickell Avenue Bridge for a massive party. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 The 31-year-old reggaeton artist, who seems like he was born for the Met Gala red carpet, took his futuristic aesthetic to the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a custom Ludovic de Saint Sernin creation, which seems to be a take on a knight’s armor. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 6 May 2024 The Latin Grammy-winning Colombian artist J Balvin parked a ginormous inflatable spaceship on Coachella’s main stage Sunday night, kicking off an epic reggaeton rave under the stars. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2024 Peso, along with reggaeton star Feid, is the most nominated artist of the night with 12 recognitions, including nods in coveted categories like artist of the year, new artist of the year, song of the year, album of the year, and collaboration of the year, among others. Thania Garcia, Variety, 4 Apr. 2024 Don Omar The Back to Reggaeton Tour will celebrate two decades of innovative music and global hits that have marked the Puerto Rican reggaeton legend's career. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2024 Decades later, Lopez and Shakira reignited this history during their record-breaking 2020 Super Bowl Halftime performance, featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, two big faces of the new Latin music boom dominated by reggaeton music. Nicole Acevedo, NBC News, 12 Mar. 2024 Puerto Rican artist Pink Pablo won over the crowd with his infectious enthusiasm, giving them a taste of the alt-urbano sound he’s become known for, with songs that pulled from a wide range of influences, including indie rock and reggaeton. Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2024 More Style stories on music HAND CURATED How reggaeton became the sound of global pop February 1, 2024 Instead of steeping in heartbreak, Ariana Grande hits delete 1 hour ago Kim Gordon is a rapper now Earlier today Chris Richards has been The Washington Post's pop music critic since 2009. Chris Richards, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024

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Word History


American Spanish reggaetón, from reggae reggae + -ton (as in Spanish maratón marathon)

First Known Use

2002, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reggaeton was in 2002

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“Reggaeton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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