The definition of calypso is a type of improvised music sung by the native people of Trinidad.(adjective)
An example of calypso is Carribean world music.
Calypso is defined as a sea nymph character from Homer's Odyssey.(noun)
An example of Calypso is the character in Odyssey who keeps Odysseus on her island for seven years.
A Calypso is a pink orchid flower with purple or yellow marks.(noun)
An example of a Calypso is an orchid found in the forests of Washington state.
See calypso in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered < ? Trinidad patois kaiso, town crier, who gave news in rhythm and doggerel
noun pl. calypsos
Origin: L < Gr Kalypsō < kalyptein: see calyptra
See calypso in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ca·lyp·sos
Origin: Probably Latin Calypsō, Calypso; see calypso 1.
Origin: Latin Calypsō
Origin: , from Greek Kalupsō
Origin: , from kaluptein, to conceal; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
or ca·lyp·sonoun pl. Ca·lyp·sos or ca·lyp·sos also Ca·lyp·soes or ca·lyp·soes
Origin: Origin unknown.
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