• A popular form of Latin-American dance music, characterized by Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Cuban big-band dance melodies, and elements of jazz and rock. It represents the ongoing evolution and assimilation of a variety of styles which have traveled from Cuba and Puerto Rico to New York, Miami, and elsewhere. The big bands which blazed forth in city dance halls and on New Yorks famous Fania label in the mid-1960s used rhythm sections and a compositional structure based in the son music style. But they ultimately added fiery horn sections and jazz harmonies, landing squarely in the samba tradition. South and Central America developed their own appetites for Salsa, contributing to its growth through the trailblazing work of artists like Panamas Ruben Blades and Cubas Celia Cruz.

  • A type of Latin American dance music incorporating elements of jazz and rock.

  • A dance performed to salsa music.

  • (especially in Latin American cooking) a spicy tomato sauce.

  • The musical way to get a good looking girls clothes off.

  • 1: A spanish dip served with tortilla chips
    2: Spanish for sauce. Duh.

    1. Cuban-rooted style of dancing that is considered awesome. Salsa comes hand in hand with a particular style of dancing which can come from Cuba, Los Angeles, New York, Puerto Rico, or Casino style which was also originated in Cuba near the 1960s.

    Leading Salsa singers are Celia Cruz, Willy Chirino, and others.

    Salsa is the main style of music at latin music discos and clubs specially in Miami.

    When performed correctly, the dance of salsa can look very awesome.

    The style of music and dancing has its roots in Cuba and they have extended to other parts of Latin America, however, the originators of the style and the roots are still held by Cubans.

  • –noun

    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.


  • Salsa is not from Cuba as mentioned above. It is a term that refers to both different styles of dance and latin music. The term was created as a way of classifying a multitude of genres of music from latin america for an uninitiated American consuming public. What we now know as salsa music and dance originated in New York from a combination of various Latin rhythms (from Cuba and Puerto Rico in particular as well as others), as well as some U.S. genres like Jazz, primarily by Latinos (again Puerto Ricans and Cubas in particular) as well as other ethnic groups (i.e. African-Americans and Jews).

    1. a sexual conspiracy. Salsa=sex
      based on the Fiesta salsa recipe directions Screw band firmly just until a point of resistance is met.
      Particularly a reference among band kids.

    2. the act of referring to acts of salsa with names of sauces based on degree.

  • Slang used in some parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta to describe an extremely good-looking person. The first of four different ratings: Salsa, beef dip, onion dip and bean dip.

  • the act of eating out a girl when they are on there period.