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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 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Reggae, Ska Augustyn, Heather. Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2013. Barrow, Steve, and Peter Dalton. The Rough Guide to Reggae, 3rd ed. London: Rough Guides ...

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 the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

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 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.

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 previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

VolumeII: Performance and Production by John Shepherd

ALYN SHIPTON Versioning The practise of versioning, in one form or another, lies at the heart of reggae.

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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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