Meaning of Calypso
Pronunciation: (ku-lip'sō), [key]
— n., pl. v. -sos,
- a sea nymph who detained Odysseus on the island of Ogygia for seven years.
- (l.c.) Also calleda terrestrial orchid, Calypso bulbosa, of the Northern Hemisphere, having a single variegated purple, yellow, and white flower.
- (l.c.) a musical style of West Indian origin, influenced by jazz, usually having topical, often improvised, lyrics.
- (l.c.) to sing or dance to calypso.
- Calypso (Thesaurus)