so·​ca ˈsō-kə How to pronounce soca (audio)
: a blend of soul and calypso music

Examples of soca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those words from one of my favorite soca songs have often been on my mind this year. Melissa Noel, Essence, 8 Sep. 2023 Think part restaurant pop-up, part food truck fest with over thirty places to choose from, and a side of live entertainment featuring high-energy performances of zouk, soca, and reggae music. Melissa Noel, Essence, 12 Oct. 2023 Their alluring vocal tones are natural fits for the production’s intersection of Afrobeats and soca — and Trinidad and Haiti, by way of their respective backgrounds — further showcasing the diversity of sounds present in contemporary Caribbean music. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 5 Oct. 2023 At the Episcopalian wedding, the couple wove Trinidadian flourishes into a reception at the church, including soca music. Tammy Lagorce, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2023 In recognition of his remarkable role in shaping and globalizing soca music over his 40-plus-year career, Trinidadian singer, record producer, and songwriter Machel Montano will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Melissa Noel, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 Related Machel Montano received a lifetime achievement award and also won male artist of the year (soca). Paul Grein, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2023 However, at the Caribbean Music Awards, there will be awards across 26 categories in many Caribbean genres, including Reggae, dancehall, soca, konpa, and zouk. Melissa Noel, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 The renowned soca artist, popularly known as The King Of Soca, was a concert headliner at last year’s ESSENCE Festival Of Culture. Melissa Noel, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soca was in 1973

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Cite this Entry

“Soca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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