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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.

Phrases with Reggae

  1. Ischnothele reggae
  2. species Ischnothele reggae


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

There are other people with Reggae in their name, like Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution.


  1. Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. 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.
  2. Reggae a.k.a. Reggae on the River (locally known as simply Reggae) is a reggae festival that was 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 (a property located on a bend in the Eel River near Piercy, California) 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 (9 years ago)
  4. "Reggae" is a 1995 compilation album by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
  5. "Reggae" is a musical album of Herbie Mann.
    • released in (40 years ago)

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Reggae

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Google previewSpeak My Soul (2011)

Poems on Migrations and Returns of A Native Son by Rudolph V. Vanterpool

Reggae is a soothing art. Reggae speaks gently of our enchanted Home of the glory days and wisdom of Africa's lands; poet-songstresses serenade the rebirth of Dreams, of places to revisit amid the sounds of silence. We fantasize about the ...

Google previewEnglish in Mind Level 1 Teacher's Resource Book (2010)

by Brian Hart

BACKGROUND INFORMATION Reggae is a music genre first ...

Google previewThe Cowboy and the Dandy : Crossing Over from Romanticism to Rock and Roll (1998)

Crossing Over from Romanticism to Rock and Roll by Perry Meisel Professor of English New York University

Much as horns transistorize voice in a jazz band, so guitar transistorizes horns in a rock and roll band (the shift from ska to reggae is the Jamaican version). Berry's is the originary rock and roll gesture, the taking to the limit of a deconstruction ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Boyce Davies

Reggae. “A type of music developed in Jamaica about 1964, based on Ska usually having a heavy four-beat rhythm, using the bass, electric guitar, and drum , with the scraper coming in at the end of the measure and acting as accompaniment ...

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 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 have paraded throughout...

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

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Reggae Based in Maui, Marty Dredd ...

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 previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought (2010)

by Abiola Irele, Biodun Jeyifo

Leland Conley Barrows Marley, Bob The profound ramifications ofthe roots reggae music and Rastafarianism as philosophical and ideological tools for the understanding ofAfrica and the African diaspora reached its highest point with the ...

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Quotes about Reggae

I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones' feeling, anyone's feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man. (Ike Turner)
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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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