compas

noun com·pas \ kōm-ˈpä \

Definition of compas

: 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


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