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



BrE BrE//skɑː//
; NAmE NAmE//skɑː//
[uncountable] Styles of music
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a type of fast popular music with strong rhythms, developed in Jamaica in the 1960s and that developed into reggae See related entries: Styles of music Word Origin1960s: of unknown origin. Culture Ska is similar to reggae but with a faster beat, and often using brass instruments. It developed in Jamaica in the 1960s and was also popular in Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Well-known ska bands included Madness and The Specials.
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