Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A sea nymph who delayed Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years.
  • n. The satellite of Saturn that is eighth in distance from the planet.
  • n. A type of music that originated in the West Indies, notably in Trinidad, and is characterized by improvised lyrics on topical or broadly humorous subjects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A sea nymph who entertained Odysseus on her island, Ogygia, for seven years.
  • proper n. The eighth moon of Saturn.
  • proper n. Alternative capitalization of calypso

Etymologies

Latin Calypsō, from Greek Kalupsō, from kaluptein, to conceal.
Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Lips: Brilliant orchid pink lips turned up at a few spring shows, and my DeVine Goddess in Calypso is the perfect way to approximate them.

    Napoleon Perdis: Witty in Pink: Celebrating the Most Flattering Makeup Shade

  • But the most serious competition is for the title of Calypso Monarch: hundreds of drum, clave and steel-pan musicians will vie for what is considered one of the country's greatest honors.

    Forbes.com: News

  • [13] In the Odyssey, Calypso is a nymph who detains Ulysses and his companions for seven years on her island,

    Letter 78

  • You said 'Calypso' -- and I ought not to have heard you ....

    The Firing Line

  • My friend Jenny buys a lot of her clothes at a fancy boutique called Calypso.

    sTORI Telling

  • I actually used an e-mail program called Calypso and I have used Outlook Express also, but am using Incredi-mail right now, but may go back to Outlook Express.

    Autolink in Google Toolbar

  • The Calypso was the first steamer to go through the canal, and on her maiden journey from Norfolk to Currituck County in 1858, she was the observed of all observers.

    In Ancient Albemarle

  • The result is, this garden is in striking contrast with the bower of Calypso, which is almost a wild product of nature.

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

  • Mr. Cumberland has given the town a masque, called Calypso, (350) which is a prodigy of dulness.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • Portugal; produced an Ode to the Creator of the World, from the Fragments of Orpheus; and brought upon the stage an opera, called Calypso and

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

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