What is another word for calypso?

Pronunciation: [kalˈɪpsə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Calypso is a musical genre that originated in Trinidad and Tobago and has since spread throughout the Caribbean. While the word "calypso" is a well-known term, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this style of music. One common synonym for calypso is "soca," which is a more modern version of the music that incorporates elements of soul and disco. Another synonym is "kaiso," which is a term that refers to the lyrics of the music. Other synonyms for calypso include "spouge," "mento," and "reggae," each of which has a unique sound and style. Overall, these synonyms help to highlight the wide variety of music that falls under the umbrella term of calypso.

Synonyms for Calypso:

What are the hypernyms for Calypso?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    reggae, SOCA, world music, caribbean music, Island music, Tropical Music.

What are the hyponyms for Calypso?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Calypso

From the stormy sea of the future are blotted out eternally for thee-calypso and her Golden Isle.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete"
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
calypso, too, not "eternally aground on the Goodwin Sands of inconsolability," interests me, in that I also was mothered of a sea-wife.
"An Ocean Tramp"
William McFee
Her hair was of the most luxuriant, and of the deepest, black; and it was worn in a fashion-then uncommon, without being bizarre-now hackneyed by the plainest faces, though suiting only the highest order of beauty-I mean that simple and classic fashion to which the French have given a name borrowed from calypso, but which appears to me suited rather to an intellectual than a voluptuous goddess.
"Godolphin, Volume 2."
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Famous quotes with Calypso

  • While growing up in Birmingham around a lot of West Indian people, reggae and calypso were big influences early on but Otis Redding was the one person who made me wanna sing myself.
    Roland Gift

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