Compas meaning

kōɴ-pä
A form of popular dance music that originated in Haiti, characterized by Afro-Caribbean rhythms, medium to fast tempos, and electronically amplified instrumentation.
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Origin of compas

  • Haitian Creole konpa from Spanish compás beat, rhythm from compasar to divide into musical measures from Vulgar Latin compassāre to pace off compass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition