[sahl-suh; Spanish sahl-sah]
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.
verb (used without object)
to dance the salsa.

1970–75; < American Spanish, Spanish: literally, sauce; probably so called orig. because of its mixture of styles Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
salsa (ˈsælsə)
1.  a type of Latin American big-band dance music
2.  a dance performed to this kind of music
3.  Mexican cookery a spicy tomato-based sauce
[C20: from Spanish: sauce]

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Word Origin & History

kind of sauce, 1846; kind of dance, 1975, from Sp., lit. "sauce," from V.L. *salsa "condiment" (see sauce). In Amer.Sp. esp. used of a kind of relish with chopped-up ingredients; the music so called from its blend of Latin jazz and rock styles.
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Example sentences
Then they rated their liking for a variety of foods, from cake and ice cream to
  cranberries, sauerkraut and salsa.
Without the ad, maybe you wouldn't have thought to buy that salsa otherwise.
They're sweet, but a little bit tangy and excellent in salsa or tomato
Avocado salsa and goat cheese top the burger, compensating for the lack of
  flavor in the overdone meat.
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