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

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The Colombian singer is a part of a Latin reggaeton boom that has captured fashion’s imagination in the last year. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Maluma Is Men’s Fashion’s Hottest New Muse," 5 July 2019 The former Red Sox great was active on the social scene there, hitting nightspots with friends who included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians. Michael Weissenstein, chicagotribune.com, "6 suspects, including the alleged gunman, have been arrested in the David Ortiz shooting," 12 June 2019 The former Red Sox great was active on the social scene there, hitting nightspots with friends who included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians. Houston Chronicle, "Six suspects, including gunman, arrested in David Ortiz shooting," 12 June 2019 In 2006, Bobby Dee created Bobby Dee Presents while also entering the world of EDM and reggaeton to produce shows with local and national artists. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Snoop Dogg Teams Up With Bobby Dee for Live Music Company Uncle Snoop's Army: Exclusive," 18 June 2019 Ortiz’s father and a sister live in Santo Domingo and the 43-year-old former Red Sox great was active on the social scene here, hitting nightspots with friends who included TV personalities and Dominican reggaeton musicians. Michael Weissenstein, The Denver Post, "David Ortiz shooting: 6 suspects, including gunman, arrested," 13 June 2019 Ortiz, 43, was at the bar with reggaeton singer El Sujeto and TV personality Jhoel Lopez. Fox News, "David Ortiz shooting highlights crime plaguing Dominican Republic, slugger had called on police chief to 'take care of' it," 12 June 2019 The Puerto Rican master of reggaeton came through in January with this track, a classic of the form, which taps the talents of Canadian rapper Snow, who’s known for his own reggae music, for a guest verse. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here Are Our Predictions for the Song of Summer 2019," 4 June 2019 The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin and Yandel, who have a combined 20.6 million followers on Instagram, were at Fenway for the game and threw out first pitches. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Biceps tendinitis stymies Nathan Eovaldi’s potential return," 9 June 2019

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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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