so·​ca | \ ˈsō-kə How to pronounce soca (audio) , -kä \

Definition of soca

: a blend of soul and calypso music

Examples of soca in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Performing this week is Upstream, with reggae, soca and Caribbean music. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2022 Bachanal at the Bullpen: How many dance parties get a crowd moving by spinning Afrobeats, bachata, soca and go-go? Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 The Caribbean-themed Islands Lounge in Wheaton is celebrating Carnival on Saturday at the Pop-Up Carnival Fete, with veteran DJs Sprang International, Super Slice and Fyah Oats spinning soca from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., with a $20 cover in advance. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2021 Rotimi Fani-Kayode art, soca music, Bolden skincare, black groundnuts, gold ceilings, fruit stands (mangoes to eat with sweet soy sauce and guavas are favorites), clothes that feel like pajamas, cacti. Riza Cruz, ELLE, 9 Feb. 2022 Drama about an aspiring soca dancer from Trinidad and Tobago. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2021 On a searing Saturday afternoon, a massive crowd in neon beach attire bounces in unison to bass-heavy soca beats at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition grounds 20 miles south of Miami Beach. Francisco Alvarado, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2021 The good news is that the reggae, soca and dancehall acts — Third World, Barington Levy, Alison Hinds, Patrice Roberts, Peter Ram and Julien Believe — have all agreed to perform on the new date, Dec. 12. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 31 Aug. 2021 And, of course, the reggae, dancehall and soca stars onstage. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 19 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of soca

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for soca

so(ul) entry 1 + ca(lypso) entry 2

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17 Jun 2022

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“Soca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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