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Definitions of "Riddim"


1. Riddim (Noun)


English Translation

Rhythm


Definition

The instrumental background to a piece of music


Example Sentences

Patois: Dat riddim a gwaan good!
English: That rhythm is really good!


Related Words

Roots , Reggae , Bam Bam , Burning Spear ,



posted by anonymous on May 18, 2024


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Other Definitions of "Riddim"

2. Riddim (Noun)


English Translation

Rhythm


Definition

A reggae/dancehall term used to refer to the instrumental component of a song. Thus a reggae/dancehall song consists of riddim plus the vocal song by the DJ/singer. A single riddim is normally used by multiple artists to record their tracks. A few popular reggae riddims include “Sleng Teng Riddim”, “Fever Pitch Riddim” and “Benz and Bimma”


Example Sentences

Patois: Di benz and bimma riddim sound maad
English: The benz and bimma instrumental sounds dope


Related Words

All fruits ripe , Babylon , Bad like yaz , Bashy ,



posted by anonymous on October 2, 2013



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