briny

adjective
\ ˈbrī-nē How to pronounce briny (audio) \
brinier; briniest

Definition of briny

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

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Other Words from briny

brininess noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for briny

Synonyms

brackish, saline, salt, salty

Antonyms

nonsaline

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Examples of briny in a Sentence

oysters with a briny flavor

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Kvass is a tangy, savory, briny beverage that has been a staple drink in Russia for centuries. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "Move over, quinoa. Kvass and celtuce are the hot new health foods," 12 Apr. 2019 Anchovies, fennel, a splash of white wine and the briny drippings from... Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Recipe Delivers an Early Taste of Spring," 8 Mar. 2019 On rye bread, our beurre aux algues is briny bliss. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Seaweed the Perfect Food?," 15 Feb. 2019 For example, the classic V-day treat of fresh briny oysters is a good match for a crisp Muscadet or a sprightly sauvignon blanc, while a hearty beef stew will be great with a hefty cabernet sauvignon or Syrah. 2. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "5 Quick Wine Pairing Tips for Valentine's Day," 10 Feb. 2011 Glaciers sitting atop briny water can be more prone to sliding off the land and into the ocean, potentially contributing to rising sea levels. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "Climate’s Big Unknown: What’s Happening Beneath Antarctica’s Ice?," 29 Dec. 2018 At the Faysal’s home, which Khaldoun shares with the family of his 44-year-old brother Zaydoun to save money, the taps are crusty with the salt deposits from running briny water. Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Seattle Times, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 Here, a few farmers share their experiences raising oysters—and of course, their expert tips on how to shuck and serve the perfect briny bivalve. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "How to Find and Serve a Perfect Oyster, According to the New Englanders Who Know Best," 18 July 2018 Somehow this hodgepodge of bright, vegetal, sweet, and briny flavors is pleasing rather than dissonant. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of briny

1581, in the meaning defined above

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briny

adjective
\ ˈbrī-nē How to pronounce briny (audio) \
brinier; briniest

Kids Definition of briny

: salty a briny flavor

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