- a lively, vigorous type of contemporary Latin American popular music, blending predominantly Cuban rhythms with elements of jazz, rock, and soul music.
- a ballroom dance of Puerto Rican origin, performed to this music, similar to the mambo, but faster with the accent on the first beat instead of the second beat of each measure.
- Mexican Cookery. a sauce, especially a hot sauce containing chilies.
- to dance the salsa.
Origin of salsa
Examples from the Web for salsa
Occasionally a pamphlet for a salsa class might be tossed on a doorstop or stuck on a pole near a bus stop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
At under 200 pages, the book seems like chips and salsa on the table when you are expecting a four course meal.Noam Chomsky—Infuriating and Necessary
September 28, 2014
They ate chips and salsa and guacamole and steak fajitas and slept in a real bed for the first time in days, indoors.We Survived the Triumph: Passengers Describe Their Doomed Carnival Cruise
Winston Ross, Eliza Shapiro, Sam Register
February 16, 2013
To make the salsa, toast the chiles until the oils and aromas are released.
To assemble taco place crème fraiche, salsa, chicken, and plantains in a tortilla.
You could serve her old tires and she'd eat 'em if she could smother them in salsa.Little Brother
In the same locality is the basilica of Saint Salsa erected over her tomb.
- a type of Latin American big-band dance music
- a dance performed to this kind of music
- Mexican cookery a spicy tomato-based sauce
Word Origin and History for salsa
kind of sauce, 1846; kind of dance music, 1975, from Spanish, literally "sauce," from Vulgar Latin *salsa "condiment" (see sauce (n.)). In American Spanish especially used of a kind of relish with chopped-up ingredients; the music so called from its blend of Latin jazz and rock styles.