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salsa

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noun sal·sa \ˈsȯl-sə, ˈsäl-\

Simple Definition of salsa

  • : a spicy sauce made with tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers that is commonly served with Mexican food

  • : a type of popular Latin-American music

  • : dancing that is done to salsa music

Full Definition of salsa

  1. 1 :  a spicy sauce of tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers

  2. 2 :  popular music of Latin American origin that has absorbed characteristics of rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock

Examples of salsa

  1. The band was playing salsa.

  2. We're taking classes in salsa.



Origin of salsa

Spanish, literally, sauce, from Latin, feminine of salsus salted — more at sauce


First Known Use: circa 1962

Rhymes with salsa


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