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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ But whereas calypso now only rarely contains a political message reggae almost always does.
▪ He was in full melodic voice, singing the latest calypso, and did not hear Stephen's shouts of outrage.
▪ Here you can snorkel or simply relax with a beer and enjoy the sounds of Neville's calypso and reggae music.
▪ Its theme was simply the current battle for supremacy between calypso and the Twist.
▪ Other facilities include two swimming pools and nightly entertainment featuring steel bands, limbo dancing and calypso music.
▪ She could only blame the sun, and the sea, and the insidious calypso music.
▪ Then they do this awesome calypso reggae stuff.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Calypso \Ca*lyp"so\ (k[.a]*l[i^]p"s[-o]), n. [The Latinized Greek name of a beautiful nymph.] (Bot.) A small and beautiful species of orchid, having a flower variegated with purple, pink, and yellow. It grows in cold and wet localities in the northern part of the United States. The Calypso borealis is the only orchid which reaches 68[deg] N.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sea nymph in the "Odyssey," literally "hidden, hider" (perhaps originally a death goddess) from Greek kalyptein "to cover, conceal," from PIE *kel- "to cover, conceal, save," root of English Hell (see cell). The type of West Indian song is so called from 1934, but the origin of the name is obscure.


Etymology 1 n. A type of music and dance that originated in the West Indies (perhaps Trinidad), a ballad is characterized by improvised lyrics on topical or broadly humorous subjects, often creating satire of current events. Etymology 2

n. 1 A bulbous bog orchid of the genus (taxlink Calypso genus nomul=1 noshow=1), (taxlink Calypso bulbosa species noshow=1) 2 A light blue color.

  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 [syn: fairy-slipper, Calypso bulbosa]

  2. (Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years

Calypso, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 410
Housing Units (2000): 204
Land area (2000): 0.969973 sq. miles (2.512219 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.969973 sq. miles (2.512219 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09760
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.154753 N, 78.104720 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Calypso, NC

Calypso may refer to:

  • Calypso (mythology), one of the Nereids (sea nymphs) in Greek mythology
  • Calypso music, a genre of Trinidadian folk music
Calypso (moon)
There is also an asteroid called 53 Kalypso.

__NOTOC__ Calypso ( ; ) is a moon of Saturn. It was discovered in 1980, from ground-based observations, by Dan Pascu, P. Kenneth Seidelmann, William A. Baum, and Douglas G. Currie, and was provisionally designated (the 25th satellite of Saturn discovered in 1980). Several other apparitions of it were recorded in the following months: , , , and . In 1983 it was officially named after Calypso of Greek mythology. It is also designated as or Tethys C.

Calypso is co-orbital with the moon Tethys, and resides in Tethys' trailing Lagrangian point , 60 degrees behind Tethys. This relationship was first identified by Seidelmann Harrington et al. 1981}}|Seidelmann et al. in 1981. The moon Telesto resides in the other (leading) Lagrangian point of Tethys, 60 degrees in the other direction from Tethys. Calypso and Telesto have been termed "Tethys trojans", by analogy to the trojan asteroids, and are half of the four presently known trojan moons.

Like many other small Saturnian moons and small asteroids, Calypso is irregularly shaped, has overlapping large craters, and appears to also have loose surface material capable of smoothing the craters' appearance. Its surface is one of the most reflective (at visual wavelengths) in the Solar System, with a visual geometric albedo of 1.34. This very high albedo is the result of the sandblasting of particles from Saturn's E-ring, a faint ring composed of small, water-ice particles generated by Enceladus' south polar geysers.

Calypso (mythology)

Calypso (; , Kalypsō) was a nymph in Greek mythology, who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she detained Odysseus for several years. She is generally said to be the daughter of Atlas the Titan.

Hesiod mentions either a different Calypso or the same Calypso as one of the Oceanid daughters of Tethys and Oceanus, and Pseudo-Apollodorus as one of the Nereids daughters of Nereus and Doris.

Calypso (comics)

Calypso is a fictional villain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #209 and was created by Denny O'Neil and Alan Weiss.

Calypso (album)

Calypso is the third studio album by recording artist Harry Belafonte, released by RCA Victor (LPM-1248) in 1956. The album became his second consecutive number-one album on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, where it stayed for 31 consecutive weeks.

Calypso (telenovela)

Calypso (1999) is a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venevisión. This telenovela lasted 80 episodes and was distributed internationally by Venevisión International.

Calypso (song)

"Calypso" is a song written by John Denver in 1975 as a tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his research ship, the Calypso. The song was featured on Denver's 1975 album Windsong.

Released as the B-side of " I'm Sorry", "Calypso" received substantial airplay, enabling it to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. After "I'm Sorry" fell out of the #1 position, "Calypso" began receiving more airplay than "I'm Sorry," thus causing Billboard to list "Calypso" as the new A-side. Hence, "Calypso" is itself considered a #2 hit on the Hot 100.

John Denver was a close friend of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Calypso was the name of Jacques Cousteau's research boat that sailed around the world for ocean conservation.

Calypso (electronic ticketing system)

Calypso is an international electronic ticketing standard for microprocessor contactless smart cards, originally designed by a group of European transit operators from Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. It ensures multi-sources of compatible products, and allows for interoperability between several transport operators in the same area.

Calypso (camera)

The self-contained amphibious underwater Calypso 35mm film camera was conceived by the marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910—1997), designed by Jean de Wouters and manufactured by Atoms in France. It was distributed by La Spirotechnique in Paris from 1960. The camera operates down to 200 feet / 60 meter below sea level. The Calypso was sometimes advertised as the “CALYPSO-PHOT”. Nikon took over production and sold it from 1963 as the Nikonos, which subsequently became a well-known series of underwater cameras.

Usage examples of "calypso".

There are the episodes of Ulysses and Calypso, Ulysses and Circe, Numa and Egeria, Rinaldo and Armida, Prince Ahmed and Peri Banou.

He supported his argument by asserting that the writer was clearly more familiar with homelife than the sea and contending that Nausicaa used the story to frame portraits of the great Greek heroines: Calypso, Circe, and Penelope, for instance.

Calypso snorted as Victoria hooked her right foot over the sidesaddle peg.

Kallie dropped behind a record rack and watched as the music changed, from the techno-trance of The Shamen to the electronic heartbeat of Tangerine Dream, from the calypso rhythms of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra to the classical cadences of Michael Nyman.

Norton feared that it would be a long time before the skippers of Calypso, Beagle and Challenger would speak to him again.

And even during his idyllic stay of eight years on the isle of Calypso, he would often be found on the beach alone, gazing homeward, out to sea.

Ulysses, unknown to Penelope, slipped a letter into my hand for Calypso, at the island of Ogygia.

He was on a hill, and below him spread his home town of Calypso, Ohio.

A late 1960s hotel, the Calypso, was still standing in defiance of progress.

As we got even with the Calypso I wiped the drizzle from my face and peered up into the gloom.

At the end of the street was the elevated highway, and just before that, above the rooftops, I could see the dish on top of the Calypso Hotel.

Ramage realized that the Frenchmen would be Batching the Calypso through telescopes, and sharp eyes would notice that although she was reducing sail, her anchors were still catted.

She heeled towards the Calypso and for a minute they were all looking down on her, a gull's eye view, and then she capsized, fat - bilged and ungainly.

I think she was listening to my heartbeat, which was bongoing calypso rhythms in the constricted drum of my chest.

Every one of the Calypsos would be listening for the crackling of the rocket as they watched the advancing Saracens.