brin·y || 'braɪnɪ adj. salty, like brine

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  • briny — adjective (brinier; est) Date: 1581 of, relating to, or resembling brine or the sea ; salty • brininess noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • briny — briny1 brininess, n. /bruy nee/, adj., brinier, briniest. of or like brine; salty: a briny taste. [1600 10; BRINE + Y1] briny2 /bruy nee/, n. ocean. [1825 35; BRINE + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • briny — [ brʌɪni] adjective (brinier, briniest) of salty water or the sea; salty. noun (the briny) Brit. informal the sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • briny — UK [ˈbraɪnɪ] / US adjective Word forms briny : adjective briny comparative brinier superlative briniest briny water is full of salt, like sea water …   English dictionary

  • briny — /ˈbraɪni / (say bruynee) adjective (brinier, briniest) 1. of or like brine; salty. –noun 2. the briny, Colloquial the sea. –brininess, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • briny — [brīn′ē] adj. brinier, briniest of or like brine; very salty brininess n …   English World dictionary

  • briny — adj. & n. adj. (brinier, briniest) of brine or the sea; salty. n. (prec. by the) Brit. sl. the sea. Derivatives: brininess n …   Useful english dictionary

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