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calypso 1

Syllabification: ca·lyp·so
Pronunciation: /kəˈlipsō/

noun (plural calypsos)

1A kind of West Indian (originally Trinidadian) music in syncopated African rhythm, typically with words improvised on a topical theme.
Example sentences
  • West Indian calypso and reggae music are both popular.
  • The disc is full of salsa, trip-hop, acid jazz, calypso and reggae beats.
  • Two forms of native Trinidadian music - calypso and steel drum music - have become famous throughout the world.
1.1A calypso song.
Example sentences
  • Elsewhere, the calypso is a link to home, thematically and more subtly.
  • Every year, just prior to the launch of Cariwest, Edmonton's vibrant Caribbean arts festival, a contest takes place to decide who has the best calypso song for this year's festival.
  • For instance, years ago we would have about five top calypso songs with great quality, now we don't get that.

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Derivatives

calypsonian

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Pronunciation: /kəˌlipˈsōnēən/ /ˌkalip-/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • They now force calypsonians to depend on Carnival instead of encouraging them to make local songs right through the year.
  • I really appreciate that the crowd is cheering on the calypsonians.
  • A singer, musician, promoter, calypso tent manager, calypso judge, and above all, a father figure to many calypsonians, he was also responsible for launching the careers of many aspiring calypsonians.

Words that rhyme with calypso

dipso

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Calypso 2 Syllabification: Ca·lyp·so
Pronunciation: /kəˈlipsō/
Greek Mythology
A nymph who kept Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years.

Origin

Greek, literally 'she who conceals'.

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