Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling brine; salty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, resembling or containing brine; salty
  • n. The sea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to brine; of the nature of or affected by brine; salt; salty: as, a briny taste; the briny flood; briny tears.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any very large body of (salt) water
  • adj. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)

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Examples

  • Elsewhere in the issue we visit Washington's spectacular South Puget Sound, a kind of briny Burgundy where every cove and waterway seems to grow its own distinctive shellfish -- each with its own connoisseur following.

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  • Anna said... on yummo. these are all the kind of briny, sour flavours i adore. certainly one to try.

    Weekend Herb Blogging #77

  • If we were hit all we would do would be take to the "briny" in a life preserver, get a stick and float it out.

    The War in the Far East

  • Elsewhere in the issue we visit Washington's spectacular South Puget Sound, a kind of briny

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  • Whilst the traditional different places of employment obviously differ (from, the smell of the "briny" with a cooking range being pitched up and down with the ship by the waves; to the unwanted inclusion of sand, leaves and insects in the field; to the salubrious comfort of an air base), the core skills, role and esprit must be common throughout the three Services.

    Army Rumour Service

  • He wondered if there was soul in those steel-gray eyes that were often quite blue of color and that were strong with the briny airs of the sun-washed deep.

    Chapter 4

  • But, I'll go ahead and sink this stinky diatribe to the bottom of the briny depths.

    Subhankar Banerjee: Youth Across North America Are Fighting For Their Future Climate

  • The briny wit and irreverence came much later, as a way to shore up the roof and the walls.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • He leaped onto an outcropping that was surrounded by deep pools of briny water.

    End of Time

  • However, I'm still not convinced: it tastes good, but the briny, seaside note of the seafood is overpowered by the sweet and sour flavour of the tomatoes.

    How to cook perfect spaghetti alle vongole

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