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I got a lot from my uncle who is a really good ska guitarist. Very ragged makeshift rhythms and intricate lines.
King Krule

Meaning of "ska" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SKA

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PRONUNCIATION OF SKA

ska  [skɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SKA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ska is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SKA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ska

Ska

Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s, and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads. Music historians typically divide the history of ska into three periods: the original Jamaican scene of the 1960s; the English 2 Tone ska revival of the late 1970s; and the third wave ska movement, which started in the 1980s and rose to popularity in the US in the 1990s.

Definition of ska in the English dictionary

The definition of ska in the dictionary is a type of West Indian pop music of the 1960s, accented on the second and fourth beats of a four-beat bar.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SKA


advocaat
ˈædvəʊˌkɑː
autocar
ˈɔːtəʊˌkɑː
Bhaskar
ˈbʌsˌkɑː
car
kɑː
carr
kɑː
hoka
ˈhɒkɑː
ka
kɑː
microcar
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkɑː
Neckar
ˈnɛkɑː
rent-a-car
ˈrentəˌkɑː
scar
skɑː
Shankar
ˈʃæŋkɑː
sidecar
ˈsaɪdˌkɑː
sircar
səˈkɑː
stock-car
stɒk kɑː
streetcar
ˈstriːtˌkɑː
supercar
ˈsuːpəˌkɑː
taka
ˈtɑːkɑː
trocar
ˈtrəʊkɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SKA

sjoe
sk
SK8
skag
Skagen
Skagerrak
skail
skaith
skaithless
skald
skaldic
skaldship
skanger
skank
skanker
skankier
skankiest
skankiness
skanky
skanky-ho

WORDS THAT END LIKE SKA

aka
Alaska
Bangka
Banka
Dhaka
eureka
Fukuoka
Hrvatska
kaka
Karnataka
marka
Nebraska
oka
Osaka
paprika
parka
polka
Polska
Sri Lanka
vodka

Synonyms and antonyms of ska in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ska» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SKA

Find out the translation of ska to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ska from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ska» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

斯卡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ska
570 millions of speakers

English

ska
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سكا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ска
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ska
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ska
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ska
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ska
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스카
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ska
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ska
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்கா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्का
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ska
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ska
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ska
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ска
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ska
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ska
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

SKA
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

SKA
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ska
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ska

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SKA»

The term «ska» is very widely used and occupies the 7.265 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SKA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ska

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5 QUOTES WITH «SKA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ska.
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Jimmy Cliff
When I lived in the U.K., I recorded a lot of ska and rock-steady styles of Jamaican music. But people there weren't accepting it. So I began using a faster reggae beat.
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Ezra Koenig
Well, growing up in the '90s, my first true love was ska music.
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King Krule
I got a lot from my uncle who is a really good ska guitarist. Very ragged makeshift rhythms and intricate lines.
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King Krule
My uncle was in a ska band called the Top Cats; that was my first proper influence, as I was taken to see them every week. It sort of built up, the want to replicate it creatively.
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Graham Parker
When I was a kid in the mid-'60s, I was what's known as a moddie boy, a prototype skinhead. You all had your hair like a crew cut, cropped, with suits or Levis with red suspenders, sometimes Doc Martens. It was a thriving soul music, Motown and ska scene; we used to dance to Prince Buster and the Skatalites.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SKA»

Discover the use of ska in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ska and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ska: An Oral History
"This book tells the story of ska music and its development from Jamaica to England, where the music took on a distinctively different tone, and finally to the rest of the world.
Heather Augustyn, 2010
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Introduction to Reading the Pentateuch
For both students and scholars, many consider this book the best contemporary introduction to the Pentateuch."--Publisher's website.
Jean Louis Ska, 2006
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Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, ...
Explore the singers, songwriters, history, culture, and even fashions of reggae and Caribbean music in this extensive A-Z encyclopedia appropriate for college and high school students as well as anyone who loves reggae music.
David Vlado Moskowitz, 2006
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Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey with The Specials
Written with wry humour, taking an affectionate look at a band whose sublime music remains influential today, this is a must for all Specials fans. 'I found myself laughing out loud whilst revisiting some long forgotten memories . . .
Horace Panter, 2009
5
Reggae, Rasta, revolution: Jamaican music from ska to dub
The first ever anthology on the Jamaican popular music forms that have changed the shape of Western popular music. Beginning with Bob Marley, the book explores the roots of Jamaican pop from mento, ska, calypso, and rock steady.
Chris Potash, 1997
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The Exegesis of the Pentateuch: Exegetical Studies and Basic ...
The studies collected in this book represent landmarks in the vast exegetical landscape of the Pentateuch. In the first series of these studies, Jean-Louis Ska examines key texts from different perspectives and draws a map to show the way.
Jean-Louis Ska, 2009
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Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control
These political tensions coincided with the emergence of a new musical form known as ska. Ska was a mixture of mento, a Jamaican indigenous musical form, American jazz, and rhythm and blues. 1 On the surface, ska was a happy, content  ...
Stephen A. King, 2002
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Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music
No one can say exactly when the first ska record was created, but at some point it became obvious that the music the session men were playing just didn't sound like 'regular' R&B anymore. Alton Ellis sums up the process: 'In those days there ...
Kevin O'Brien Chang, Wayne Chen, 1998
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Roots Rock Reggae: The Oral History of Reggae Music from Ska ...
Explores the stylistic variations of reggae music and interviews many of raggae's most influential artists
Chuck Foster, 1999
10
And the Word Became Flesh
In this book you will discover that God's word became flesh.
Za Ska Maria, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SKA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ska is used in the context of the following news items.
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SKA St. Petersburg coach Andrei Nazarov hit team doctor five times …
The team doctor from SKA St. Petersburg said he was hospitalized with a head injury, concussion and a bruised chest after a physical altercation with ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
2
Recalling the Legends of Ska
BRAD Klein loves to describe himself as a 'student of ska, a student of reggae'. Some of what he has learned over the years is in Legends of Ska, a documentary ... «Jamaica Observer, Jul 15»
3
SKA, world's largest radio telescope, will be based in the UK
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is so large it will spread across two continents and be comprised of 2,500 dishes and one million antennas. «Wired.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice as SKA St. Petersburg wins Gagarin Cup
KAZAN, Russia -- Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars ... «ESPN, Apr 15»
5
SKA body agrees on design of radio telescope's phase 1
THE Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation board has agreed upon the design of the first phase of the €650m radio telescope. The SKA is an international ... «BDlive, Mar 15»
6
SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Ska is very much alive at Johnny D's
A quick Google search for ska music reveals that it started in Jamaica in the 1950s, had a second wave of popularity in England in the late-1970s, and finally ... «MetroWest Daily News, Jan 15»
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A telescope is born: Australia SKA Pathfinder
It may look like just dots on a page, but an image of distant galaxies taken last week represents a huge step forward for CSIRO's Australia SKA Pathfinder ... «Phys.Org, Jun 14»
8
SKA upbeat, despite Germany's withdrawal
Germany has pulled out of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation, a blow to the project that plans to build the world's largest radio telescope. But while ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Jun 14»
9
SKA to 'transform perceptions of Africa'
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will transform perceptions of Africa, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said on Wednesday, ... «South Africa.info, Mar 14»
10
Square-kilometre radio telescope wins millions in UK funding
UK science minister David Willetts has announced £11m of funding to help the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) process the expected deluge of data it will produce ... «Register, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ska [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ska>. Dec 2019 ».
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