- a type of West Indian popular music having four beats to the bar, the upbeat being strongly accented
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reg•gae /ˈrɛgeɪ/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Music and Dancea style of Jamaican music blending blues, calypso, and rock.
reg•gae (reg′ā),USA pronunciation n.
- Music, Music and Dancea style of Jamaican popular music blending blues, calypso, and rock-'n'-roll, characterized by a strong syncopated rhythm and lyrics of social protest.
- Jamaican English, respelling, respelled of reggay (introduced in the song "Do the Reggay'' (1968) by Frederick "Toots'' Hibbert), a dance name based on rege, *strege a dowdy or raggedy fellow; Compare rege-rege ragged clothing, quarrel, row
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reggae /ˈrɛɡeɪ/ n
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