Definition of ska in English:

ska

Line breaks: ska
Pronunciation: /skɑː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A style of fast popular music having a strong offbeat and originating in Jamaica in the 1960s, a forerunner of reggae.
    More example sentences
    • The heart of the Fat Freddy sound is reggae, from ska through to dub, to which they add subtle hints of house music.
    • It fused reggae, ska and rockabilly in a multicultural rant against poverty and discrimination.
    • There were quite a few bands doing ska and reggae rhythms with a punk rock attitude and punk rock music.

Origin

1960s: of unknown origin.

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