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briny

brin·y

briny

 
pronunciation:
braI ni
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: brinier, briniest
definition: of or like brine or salt water; very salty.
The pickles have been soaked in a briny solution.They sailed off across the briny sea.
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part of speech: noun
definition: (informal) the ocean or sea (prec. by the).
He was swallowed up by the briny and never seen again.
derivation: brininess (n.)