Reggae meaning

rĕg'ā
Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of Calypso and rhythm and blues, usually with an accent placed on the offbeat.
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A form of popular music of Jamaican origin, characterized by a strong, syncopated rhythm and influenced by rhythm and blues and calypso.
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(Rastafarian, 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.
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Origin of reggae

  • Jamaican English ultimately from rege-rege ragged clothing probably from rag
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition