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calypso

ca·lyp·so

calypso

 
pronunciation:
k lIp so
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part of speech: noun
inflections: calypsos
definition 1: (cap.) in The Odyssey by Homer, a sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years.
definition 2: a type of music of the West Indies, esp. Trinidad, that is characterized by syncopated rhythms and improvised, satirical lyrics.
definition 3: an orchid that bears a pinkish flower having a slipper-shaped lip.
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