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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 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 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 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 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 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 ...

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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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