Definition of reggaeton
: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms
Recent Examples of reggaeton from the Web
With summer freshly arrived, what better way to celebrate than with one of Baltimore’s most dependable hot times? Enjoy a weekend of Latin food, dance and music (from two stages), with heavy doses of salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia and reggaeton.
Although Mr. Colón, Mr. Blades and others have persisted with politically aware songwriting, in recent years hip-hop and reggaeton have largely seized the mantle of urban realism.
Political controversy cast a shadow over this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, but the celebration carried on Sunday under the blazing sun to the tunes of salsa, reggaeton and airhorns.
The album, mainly in Spanish with some English songs, includes pop, reggaeton, bachata, vallenato and funk sounds.
Not every pop singer, though, has had to inhabit reggaeton attitudes to be successful.
There are some who are really upset because reggaeton has become very commercialized.
The song gracefully weaves reggaeton and cumbia drum patterns with Vives’ definitive vallenato flare.
Carlos Vives’ songs are ebullient anthems that fill stadiums with the sounds of Colombia’s most characteristic and sacred rhythms remixed and blended with pop music, rock ’n’ roll and even — thanks to his compatriot Shakira — reggaeton.
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Origin and Etymology of reggaeton
American Spanish reggaetón, from reggae reggae + -ton (as in Spanish maratón marathon)
First Known Use: 2002See Words from the same year
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