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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Within 10 minutes, the city and its briny-smelling commercial harbor have been replaced by an empty, rolling landscape. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Hiking Spain’s luminous Lighthouse Way," 7 June 2019 The oysters — there were 15 varieties — were broken down into sweet, briny and salty categories. John-john Williams Iv, baltimoresun.com, "Touting Maryland's best lobster roll, Walrus Oyster & Ale House lives up to the hype," 4 June 2019 Every one of my restaurants has a version of soup made from these pumpkins, which are mild by nature and a good canvas on which to play with herbs and spices, or to add smoky and briny flavors. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pumpkin Soup With Asian Flair," 12 Oct. 2017 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

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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 How to pronounce briny (audio) \
brinier; briniest

Kids Definition of briny

: salty a briny flavor

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