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salsa

Pronunciation: /ˈsælsə/

Translation of salsa in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable [Music/Música] salsa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Kidjo's style of music varies from Afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz and rumba.
    • The concerts have featured internationally renowned bands playing music as diverse as African dance music, ska, jive, salsa and Bhangra.
    • Each solo covers one to two pages, and each presents a different Latin feel or groove such as bossa nova, salsa, Latin rock and Latin swing.
    1.2 u and c (dance) salsa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Havana Night combines the traditional culture of Cuba with modern dance like the salsa, rumba, cha cha cha and mambo.
    • Two fields away the band is piping up, and a leggy 16-year-old is performing a convincing salsa with her 50-year-old father.
    • She came about being a dancer, well she got that from me to I love ballroom dancing especially salsa and ceroc.
  • 2 u and c [Cookery/Cocina] salsa (feminine) picante de tomate
    Example sentences
    • Offering an incredible mix of chillies and salsas, the ‘Mexican Festival’ gives to its guests a chance to sample nine different variants of salsas, besides catching up with some great Mexican music.
    • Rob literally came dancing out of his kitchen with some corn chips and two salsas - one salsa fresca and the other salsa chipotle (hot with smoke dried Jalapeno chillies) and began to explain the cuisine.
    • Last time I went shopping for the ingredients for taco soup, I found a brand of salsa (I forget the name) that offered salsas in different flavors, such as roasted garlic.

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