salty

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adjective \ˈsȯl-tē\

Definition of salty

saltier

;

saltiest

  1. 1 :  of, seasoned with, or containing salt

  2. 2 :  smacking of the sea or nautical life

  3. 3a :  piquantb :  earthy, crude salty language

saltily

play \-tə-lē\ adverb

saltiness

play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of salty in a Sentence

  1. I think the soup tastes salty.

  2. salty sea water is safe to swim in, but you really shouldn't swallow it

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First Known Use of salty

15th century


SALTY Defined for English Language Learners

salty

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adjective

Definition of salty for English Language Learners

  • : containing salt or too much salt

  • : somewhat rude or shocking


SALTY Defined for Kids

salty

play
adjective \ˈsȯl-tē\

Definition of salty for Students

saltier

;

saltiest

  1. :  of, tasting of, or containing salt salty food


Medical Dictionary

salty

play
adjective \ˈsȯl-tē\

Medical Definition of salty

saltier

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est

  1. :  of, seasoned with, or containing salt

saltiness

\-tē-nəs\play noun


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