Also Ka·lyp·so .Classical Mythology. a sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for seven years.
(lowercase)Also called fair·y-slip·per [fair-ee-slip-er] /ˈfɛər iˌslɪp ər/ . a terrestrial orchid, Calypso bulbosa, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a single variegated purple, yellow, and white flower.
(lowercase) a musical style of West Indian origin, influenced by jazz, usually having topical, often improvised, lyrics.
(lowercase) to sing or dance to calypso.
- ca·lyp·so·ni·an [kuh-lip-soh-nee-uhn, kal-ip-], /kə lɪpˈsoʊ ni ən, ˌkæl ɪp-/, noun, adjective
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How to use Calypso in a sentence
The film tells the story of Rawlston moving from Tobago to the United States and promoting Calypso and Soca music.To see why Tina Charles is a future Hall of Famer, just watch her work off the court | Kareem Copeland | November 4, 2020 | Washington Post
“I learned that from wearing Calypso dresses,” she said proudly.
The Calypso is water-logged, will no longer obey her helm, and must surely sink.The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
The relation between my friend Calypso and his wife is the finest thing I ever saw; they are lovers on the highest plane.
“I understand that you are a highly intellectual people,” remarked Calypso, courteously.
A couple of men were fixing the trellises, and Calypso excused himself to his wife and me and went over to them.
It droops over the taffrail of a barque of some six hundred tons burden, and below it, on her stern, is lettered the Calypso.The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for calypso (1 of 3)
a popular type of satirical, usually topical, West Indian ballad, esp from Trinidad, usually extemporized to a percussive syncopated accompaniment
a dance done to the rhythm of this song
British Dictionary definitions for calypso (2 of 3)
a rare N temperate orchid, Calypso (or Cytherea) bulbosa, whose flower is pink or white with purple and yellow markings
British Dictionary definitions for Calypso (3 of 3)
Greek myth (in Homer's Odyssey) a sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for seven years
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