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compas

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noun com·pas \kōm-ˈpä\

Definition of compas

  1. :  a popular music of Haiti that combines Cuban and African rhythms



Origin and Etymology of compas

Haitian Creole konpa, literally, beat, rhythm, modification of Spanish compás beat, measure


First Known Use: 1985


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