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sega Syllabification: seg·a
Pronunciation: /ˈsāɡə/

Definition of sega in English:


1A style of music traditional in Mauritius, Réunion, and the Seychelles, characterized by a strong, syncopated beat produced by percussion instruments: the language is Creole, the local music is sega, and the cuisine, too, is Creole-inspired
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  • Infectious dance music came from Ben Jam, with a swinging swaying set blending sega with Caribbean rhythms.
  • DJ La showcased sega blended with electro sounds.
  • Jessica, from Mauritius, displays the popular blending of traditional sega music with reggae.
1.1The rhythmic, swaying dance performed to sega music: [as modifier]: you cannot return from the Seychelles without having acquired a new skill—sega dancing
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  • Among the dances are sega from the Indian Ocean.
  • We ran the gauntlet of samba musicians and sega dancers.
  • You can dine by starlight on the terrace, bringing you nearer to the nightly entertainment (dinner-dance bands, traditional sega dancers).


Mid 19th century: apparently from Swahili.

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