salsa

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noun sal·sa \ˈsȯl-sə, ˈsäl-\

Definition of salsa

  1. 1 :  a usually spicy sauce of chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers that is commonly served with Mexican food; also :  a similar sauce made with a main ingredient other than tomatoes peach salsa

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

Examples of salsa in a Sentence

  1. The band was playing salsa.

  2. We're taking classes in salsa.

Origin and Etymology of salsa

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


First Known Use: circa 1962


SALSA Defined for English Language Learners

salsa

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noun sal·sa \ˈsȯl-sə, ˈsäl-\

Definition of salsa for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SALSA Defined for Kids

salsa

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noun sal·sa \ˈsȯl-sə, ˈsäl-\

Definition of salsa for Students

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

  2. 2 :  popular music of Latin American origin with characteristics of jazz and rock



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