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sal·sa

 (säl′sə)
n.
1. A spicy sauce of chopped, usually uncooked vegetables or fruit, especially tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers, used as a condiment.
2.
a. A genre of Latin American music characterized by Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Cuban big-band arrangements, and elements of jazz and rock.
b. A dance for couples performed to this music.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, sauce, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *salsa; see sauce.]

salsa

(ˈsælsə)
n
1. (Music, other) a type of Latin American big-band dance music
2. (Music, other) a dance performed to this kind of music
3. (Cookery) Mexican cookery a spicy tomato-based sauce
[C20: from Spanish: sauce]

sal•sa

(ˈsɑl sə, -sɑ)

n., pl. -sas.
1. Latin American music blending Cuban rhythm with elements of jazz, rock, and soul.
2. a dance of Puerto Rican origin performed to this music.
3. a sauce, esp. a hot sauce containing chilies.
[1970–75; < American Spanish, Sp: sauce]

salsa

1. An American Spanish word meaning sauce, used to mean a spicy cooking sauce and also a type of Latin-American dance music.
2. A type of Latin American dance music that originated in the mid–1970s. It developed initially among the Hispanic community of New York City and its influences include the Latin American big band dance music of the 1940s as well as modern jazz, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and rock music. The name is also used for the style of dancing to this music and is derived from a Spanish word for a hot sauce typically served with Mexican food.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salsa - spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foodssalsa - spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
Translations
salsasalsa mexicanasalsa picante
salsa

salsa

[ˈsælsə] n
(= sauce) → sauce f piquante à la tomate
(= music) → salsa f

salsa

n
(Mus) → Salsa m
(Cook) → Salsasoße f
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