reggaeton

noun
reg·​gae·​ton | \ ˌre-gā-ˈtōn How to pronounce reggaeton (audio) , ˌrā- \

Definition of reggaeton

: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms

Examples of reggaeton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The track has the old-fashioned, clip-clop beat of a cumbia, not the reggaeton or trap rhythms that dominate Latin urban radio. New York Times, "Camilo’s Hemisphere-Spanning Pop," 3 Mar. 2021 Here, Colombian reggaeton star Karol G talks about how Rihanna helped inspire her to pursue a career in music, and why Rihanna remains her dream collaboration. Karol G, Rolling Stone, "Karol G on Why Rihanna Is Her Dream Collaboration," 24 Feb. 2021 The song, an upbeat reggaeton-pop tune with western and hip-hop nuances, was produced by her longtime collaborator Ovy on the Drums. Pamela Bustios, Billboard, "Karol G, Anuel AA & J Balvin's 'Location' Arrives at No. 6 on Hot Latin Songs Chart," 24 Feb. 2021 At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Latin Grammys 2020: Everything you need to know about the biggest night in Latin music," 19 Nov. 2020 At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Latin Grammys 2020: Everything you need to know about the biggest night in Latin music," 19 Nov. 2020 At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Latin Grammys 2020: Everything you need to know about the biggest night in Latin music," 19 Nov. 2020 Unlike last year, other reggaeton and Latin trap artists — such as Anuel AA, Karol G and Daddy Yankee — also secured multiple nods in top categories. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "2020 Latin Grammy Awards: Everything to know about tonight’s show," 19 Nov. 2020 At last year’s Latin Grammy Awards, popular reggaeton and Latin trap musicians such as J Balvin, Bad Bunny and Ozuna were dismissed in the show’s top categories. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "Latin Grammys 2020: Everything you need to know about the biggest night in Latin music," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of reggaeton

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reggaeton

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

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16 Apr 2021

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“Reggaeton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reggaeton. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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