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Definition of "reggae" []

  • Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of calypso and rhythm and blues, characterized by a strongly accentuated offbeat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reggae" in a sentence
  • "While sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to most types of Jamaican music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady."
  • "Stand-up comic and actor Bob Marley admits that sharing a name with a certain reggae superstar has had its ups and downs."
  • "The dub reggae group, known for covering popular artists, including The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead, are joined by dance group"