What does briny mean?

briny meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to brine or even the sea partaking regarding the nature of brine sodium as a briny style the briny flood

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  • any large body of (sodium) water
  • a little salty (especially from containing a combination of seawater and fresh water)
  • Of or related to brine, or to the ocean; partaking for the nature of brine; salt; as, a briny style; the briny flooding.

briny meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, from brine + -y (2). Used early in the day of tears than of sea (1610s). Relevant: Brininess.


briny meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or with respect to brine, or to the ocean; partaking of this nature of brine; sodium; because, a briny style; the briny flooding.


Sentence Examples with the word briny

The Talitridae, better known as sandhoppers, can forgo the briny shore and content themselves with the damp foliage of inland forests or casual humidity in the crater of an extinct volcano.

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