briny

adjective
\ˈbrī-nē \
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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Delicate Kumamotos, are always worthwhile, as are the plump broiled Bucksports, a briny and robust variation of Pacific oysters. Richard Stenger, SFChronicle.com, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 First, feta, which is briny and creamy (but not a straight-up sauce texture, like yogurt). Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "This Lamb and Winter Squash Soup Is Warming, Spicy, Sweet, and Straight-Up Delicious," 17 Jan. 2018 But they were well shucked, with briny Wellfleets and the cucumber-melon delicacy of Washington state Capitals to pair with my crisp glass of sauvignon blanc from Ateliers Raspail in the Loire’s Touraine. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "The Bercy adds French brasserie sheen to thriving Ardmore scene," 13 July 2018 There is the same partiality for native plantings, plus plants that thrive in briny air, and other landscaping tricks to support resilience; the platform on which much of the park is built is ready for the next flood. Julie V. Iovine, WSJ, "Sweet Design on the Brooklyn Waterfront," 30 June 2018 Pickled mussels and scallops cured in kombu and washed in seawater are served in sheep’s yogurt and dill, overwhelmingly briny. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’," 11 July 2018 Construction cranes loom over the Richmond shoreline, a briny landscape of weeds and eucalyptus trees that’s on track to become a transportation hub. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Soon-to-open Richmond ferry terminal could revive shoreline, usher in gentrification," 5 July 2018 The tension in these wines is remarkable, with nutty, lees-y aromas and a briny clarity that leaves a vivid impression of the limestone-rich soils of the region, rather like — well, rather like a Burgundy. Patrick Comiskey, latimes.com, "Alternatives to Burgundy, from Burgundy," 29 June 2018 Out on the briny green, salmon and striped bass are jumping in the boat, and the humpback whales are just plain jumping. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of briny

1581, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of briny was in 1581

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briny

adjective
\ˈbrī-nē \
brinier; briniest

Kids Definition of briny

: salty a briny flavor

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