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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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 Previously, researchers suggested that these dark streaks could be caused by transient, flowing briny water, perhaps indicating that Mars is habitable, as many have suspected over time. Chelsea Gohd, Space.com, "Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche," 19 June 2018 Eventide has one of my favorite clam chowders, a thin, briny potion stocked with potatoes, enriched with salt pork. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "How does Fenway Eventide stack up to the original?," 4 June 2018 Though its smell might have put me off at first, its briny, funky flavor immediately won me over. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Make Sauerkraut," 30 Oct. 2018 Second is the recent research that revealed sources of briny water on Mars. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Mars May Have Enough Oxygen to Sustain Subsurface Life," 22 Oct. 2018 Why this matters: This dive into the briny deep marks a drastic change for the free-to-play naval combat game, which has focused solely on surface combat since its inception three years ago. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of briny

1581, in the meaning defined above

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briny

adjective
\ ˈbrī-nē \
brinier; briniest

Kids Definition of briny

: salty a briny flavor

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