Definition of reggae noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈreɡeɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɡeɪ//
[uncountable] Styles of music
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a type of popular music with strong rhythms, developed in Jamaica in the 1960s See related entries: Styles of music Word Originperhaps related to Jamaican English rege-rege ‘quarrel, row’. Culture Reggae began in Jamaica in the 1960s and is now well known in Britain, the US and other countries. Reggae songs often have a Rastafarian message, and the musicians often wear their hair in long tight curls called dreadlocks. Famous reggae groups have included Bob Marley and the Wailers, Aswad and Burning Spear.
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