reggae

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrɛgeɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrɛgeɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(regā)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
reg•gae /ˈrɛgeɪ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Music and Dancea style of Jamaican music blending blues, calypso, and rock.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
reg•gae  (regā),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
reggae /ˈrɛɡeɪ/ n
  1. a type of West Indian popular music having four beats to the bar, the upbeat being strongly accented
Etymology: 20th Century: of West Indian origin
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