What does salsa mean?

Definitions for salsa
ˈsɑl sə, -sɑsal·sa

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salsanoun

    spicy sauce of tomatoes and onions and chili peppers to accompany Mexican foods


  1. salsanoun

    A spicy tomato sauce, often including onions and hot peppers.

  2. salsanoun

    A style of music originally from Cuba heavily influenced by Spanish rhythms and jazz.

  3. salsanoun

    Any of several dances performed to Salsa music.

  4. salsaverb

    To dance the salsa.

  5. Etymology: From salsa, from salsus, whence also sauce (via Old French).


  1. Salsa

    Salsa is a dance form with origins from the Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban dance. It is generally associated with the salsa music style, although it may be danced under other types of tropical music. lings of the people dancing. In many styles of Salsa dancing, as a dancer changes weight by stepping, the upper body remains level and nearly unaffected by the weight changes. Caught in the middle are the hips which end up moving quite a bit —- famously known as the "Cuban hip movement." Perhaps ironically, the Cuban Casino style of Salsa dancing actually has significant amounts of movement above the waist, with up-and-down shoulder movements and shifting of the ribcage. The arms are used by the "lead" dancer, to communicate or signal the "follower," either in "open" or "closed" position. The open position requires the two dancers to hold one or both hands, especially for moves that involve turns, putting arms behind the back, or moving around each other, to name a few examples. In the closed position, the leader puts the right hand on the follower's back, while the follower puts the left hand on the leader's shoulder. In the original Latin America form, the forward/backward motion of Salsa is done in diagonal or sideways with the 3-step weight change intact.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salsa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salsa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Austin Fire Department:

    Tortilla chips are big business around these parts, we take them seriously, as they are responsible for holding all manner of very important things—like queso, salsa, nachos, and various other sundry items that are critical to a Texan’s everyday life and well-being. So imagine how distressed we were to be called to a fire at a tortilla chip factory earlier this week…not once, but twice!

  2. Eddy M Reyes:

    God is the salsa of life.

  3. Kelsey Riley:

    I love this recipe because it's easy to make and uses fresh, flavorful ingredients. Pair this salsa with your favorite tortilla chips for the perfect snack or appetizer.

  4. Giancarlo Sopo:

    Whenever Democrats think that in order to win Hispanic voters, all they have to do is maybe, you know, play a little salsa music, talk about tacos and promise amnesty. That message no longer works with Hispanics.

  5. Kelsey Riley:

    This recipe for Summer Corn Salsa is great for summer because it uses seasonal ingredients and flavors to make a dip that everyone will love, if you don't want your recipe to be spicy, you can omit the jalapeño. If you prefer more spice, do not remove the jalapeño seeds when prepping.

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