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Definition of the noun reggae

What does reggae mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: reggaes

  1. popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
    • examples: Tom knows Mary likes reggae. | Tom likes reggae. | I heard some reggae music playing in the distance.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: popular music / popular music genre = any genre of music having wide appeal

Alternative definition of the noun reggae


  1. [rasta, music] A form of music originating in Jamaica and associated with Rastafarianism, featuring a heavy bass line, percussive rhythm guitar on the offbeat, often with close vocal harmonies.


Who is Reggae?

Reggae a.k.a. Maxxo est un auteur-compositeur-interprète français de reggae, originaire de Mâcon.


  1. Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento and calypso music, as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady.
  2. Reggae a.k.a. Reggae on the River is a reggae festival that is held annually on the first weekend in August in Humboldt County, California. It began in 1983 as a benefit for the Mateel Community Center, a nonprofit for southern Humboldt County. In that year the center's community hall in Garberville was burned down by an arsonist, and the center charged then-board member Carol Bruno with organizing the festival to raise money for a new hall. It was held at French's Camp every year until 2006 when financial issues forced the festival to be relocated in subsequent years.
  3. "Reggae" is a musical album of Aquarium.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  4. "Reggae" is a 1995 compilation album by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
  5. "Reggae" is a musical album of Georges Thurston.
    • released in (33 years ago)
  6. "Reggae" is a musical album of Herbie Mann.
    • released in (41 years ago)
  7. "Reggae" is a composition.

Phrases with Reggae

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Reggae

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Google previewParty Music (2013)

The Inside Story of the Black Panthers' Band and How Black Power Transformed Soul Music by Rickey Vincent

Reggae is an amalgam of Western pop melodies and harmonies performed over traditional...

Reggae is a concept of all different types of music,” Barrett continues. “You got funk, you got rhythm and ...

Google previewSix Names of Beauty (2013)

by Crispin Sartwell

” But the progression from ska to reggae is a serial divestiture of influences and adornments, intended to leave nothing but the repetitive ...

Google previewTeaching Caribbean Poetry (2013)

by Beverley Bryan, Morag Styles

Reggae is a later instrument of resistance, which the distin- guished poet and scholar Kwame Dawes refers to as 'the aesthetic which has come to shape the creative context for much of the writing that has emerged out of the Caribbean in the ...

Google previewLonely Planet Caribbean Islands (2011)

by Lonely Planet, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Michael Grosberg, Tom Masters, Emily Matchar, Brandon Presser, Brendan Sainsbury, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Polly Thomas, Karla Zimmerman

Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica, and it is as strongly identified with the island as RB is with Detroit or jazz with New Orleans. But reggae is actually only one of several distinctly Jamaican sounds, and the nation's musical heritage runs ...

Google previewSentence-Combining Workbook (2013)

by Pam Altman, Mari Caro, Lisa Metge-Egan, Leslie Roberts

Reggae is any song by Bob Marley. 5. Soft rock is supposed to attract people like Walter. Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Unit Twelve Modifying Nouns ...

Google previewA Language of Song (2009)

Journeys in the Musical World of the African Diaspora by Samuel Charters

Any passenger would do, but 10 Reggae Is a New Bag Kingston Streets, Kingston Nights.

Google previewDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean (2014)

Pouring out of buses, shops, and bars, Jamaican reggae is a constant soundtrack, while soca provides the pulsing backbeat to the many annual carnivals. Sunsets, too, would not ...

Google previewAll Music Guide (2001)

The Definitive Guide to Popular Music by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Reggae is a music that is built on subtle differentiation (or, as philistines and Babylonians might say, it all lends to sound the same), and that means that it's important to sow a little variety wherever you can. It's also true that the group's spiritual ...

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

” Bob Marley reggae n., adj. a form of music from Jamaica. The word seems to have come Reich, Wilhelm 431 from the term ragged or ragamuffin (a ragged person), which became ragged music, then reggae ...

Google previewDrum Set Styles Encyclopedia (2010)

by John Thomakos

Reggae. Toward the late 1960s, multi-track recording had made its way to Jamaica. Creativity through the use of the multi-track recorder and sound effects influenced and inspired producers and other musicians to experiment — changing ...

Google previewThe Perfect Learners' Dictionary (?) (1999)

by Thomas Herbst, Kerstin Popp

Reggae The best way to understand reggae is to hear some. Bob Marley singing "No Woman No Cry" will do the trick better than any definition. Such auditory Illustration is in fact possible in multi-media computerised reference works.

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

REGGAE The discipline of sociology is itself a social institution, and sociological theories provide many of the terms in which social phenomena are understood and acted upon. This contrasts with physical sciences, where it is axiomatic that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Percussion (2013)

by John H. Beck

Samba Reggae Samba reggae is a musical style that has emerged from the blocos afro (Afro-Brazilian-themed groups) that...

afro Olodum introduced a hybrid rhythm that drew upon a pan-African ideology influenced by Jamaican reggae.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Rebel Music Bob Marley And Roots Reggae, Kate Simon. Before The Legend: The Rise Of Bob Marley, Christopher John Farley. Marley, Damian b. Damian Breakspeare, 21 July 1978, Kingston, Jamaica. Breakspeare's mother Cindy came to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture (2013)

by Peter Childs, Michael Storry

reggae and Bob Marley (the original Wailers), Desmond Dekker, Sharon Forrester, The Aces, Errol Dunkley, Gene Rondo and many more followed this route. The first British-based reggae band to emerge was Matumbi, founded in 1972.

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Small photo of Oswiecim, Poland - June 20 2015: British reggae band UB40 play at the Life Festival in Oswiecim, PolandSmall photo of Oswiecim, Poland - June 20 2015: British reggae band UB40 play at the Life Festival in Oswiecim, PolandSmall photo of Boomtown Fair Festival - August 15th 2015: Soul, hip-hop and reggae singer Eva Lazarus performing on the Trenchtown stage at Boomtown Fair, Matterley Bowl, August 15 2015, Winchester, Hampshire UKSmall photo of Boomtown Fair Festival - August 15th 2015: Soul, hip-hop and reggae singer Eva Lazarus performing on the Trenchtown stage at Boomtown Fair, Matterley Bowl, August 15 2015, Winchester, Hampshire UKSmall photo of Smoke pillar colored in flag of reggae musicSmall photo of Smoke pillar colored in flag of reggae musicSmall photo of SETE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2014: Graffiti portrait of Bob Marley, a famous Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and guitarist on the wall of Sete, south of France. More...

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Quotes about Reggae

While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself. (Roland Gift)
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Scrabble value of R1E1G2G2A1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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