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 Powered by a hypnotic reggaeton drum beat, the cheeky track dropped alongside a music video that finds Mariah Angeliq having the ultimate sleepover with her girl squad. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 14 Jan. 2022 The energy quickly picked up as he was joined by Darell on stage to transform their reggaeton hit into an EDM sensation. Katelina Eccleston, Rolling Stone, 10 Apr. 2022 But now, their Latin lineup is multi-genre, showcasing reggaeton, Latin hip-hop, Brazilian funk, corridos tumbados, banda and more. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 13 Apr. 2022 Unlike its predecessor reggaeton, Dominican dembow didn’t have a definitive boom period marked by widespread acceptance and record-breaking feat. Marjua Estevez,, 24 Mar. 2022 For more than a decade, the reggaeton MC coasted up and down the Billboard Latin charts, jonesing to break the mold like peers J Balvin and Bad Bunny. Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2021 The first-ever edition of Sueños — a new reggaeton and Latin trap festival in Chicago — will be headlined by J Balvin, Ozuna and Wisin Y Yandel. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 3 Mar. 2022 Produced by the prolific Ovy on the Drums, the track opens up with the twang of Mexican-style guitars and a few gritos (screams) before a reggaeton beat kicks in. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 10 Feb. 2022 Also confirmed to perform at the festival, which will be held Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-21, are the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel, Panamanian vocal star Sech, Colombian singer-songwriter Maluma and Argentinian rapper Nicki Nicole. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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“Reggaeton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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