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briny

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adjective \ˈbrī-nē\

Definition of briny

brin·i·erbrin·i·est

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling brine or the sea :  salty

brin·i·ness noun


Examples of briny

  1. oysters with a briny flavor



1581

First Known Use of briny

1581

Rhymes with briny



BRINY Defined for Kids

briny

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adjective \ˈbrī-nē\

Definition of briny

brin·i·erbrin·i·est

  1. :  salty <a briny flavor>





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