calypso calypso  /kə ˈlɪp ˌsoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf
  2. (n) (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Often calypso was considered vulgar, usually with good reason.
  2. Like most calypso singers, Kontiki learned his trade on the streets, where, as one of 16 children in a poor family, he spent most of his time.
  3. And the Margaritaville musician's familiar mix of calypso and country is still a top summer concert draw.

News

  1. 5th annual Calypso Night is Saturday

    Caring Community, together with Flagler Hospital and Home Instead Senior Care, will host the 5th Annual Caribbean Calypso Night Saturday, staged at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, 4900 U.S.1, North.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

  2. Bank of Korea Goes Live with Calypso's Integrated Asset Management Solution

    -- Korea's central bank using Calypso Technology, Inc. to upgrade its technology to manage world's 7th largest sovereign reserves SINGAPORE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calypso Technology, Inc.( http://www.calypso.com ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Beachside Chat Friday Focused on Car Show

    Join the San Clemente Times for Beachside Chat, Friday at 8 a.m. at Café Calypso, 114 Avenida Del Mar. The guest for Beachside Chat Friday will be Dave Anderson, the chairman of the Downtown Business Association’s Classic Car Show event, which takes place Sunday. Beachside Chat is held the first and third Fridays of each [...]
    on June 7, 2013     Source: San Clemente Times

Quotes

  1. "My goal is to uplift. The piano, to me, is a vehicle for connecting to other human beings. I'm very open to all forms of music. I'm not a bebop musician, I'm not a calypso musician, I'm not a reggae musician. I'm a musician who loves it all,"...
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Monty Alexander Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  2. "We believe the Calypso System will grow in importance as additional clinical data about its impact emerges and as the company develops capabilities to address a growing number of tumor types over the next several years," added Glenn Reicin,...
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Glenn Source: Reuters

  3. "From soaring film scores to seminal rock 'n' roll, from calypso classics to pop anthems, this year's inductees truly have contributed to the soundtrack of our lives," David said in a statement.
    on Mar 19, 2007 By: Hal David Source: Toledo Blade

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