- having a slightly salty or briny flavor.
- distasteful; unpleasant.
Origin of brackish
Examples from the Web for brackish
Contemporary Examples of brackish
A brackish breeze blew off the Black Sea, mixing with rotting garbage, human sweat, cheap cleaning products, and undefined fumes.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
March 5, 2011
Historical Examples of brackish
Its water is brackish; that of the Nile is good and pleasant.An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa
Abd Salam Shabeeny
The solution of a base has a soapy feel and a brackish taste.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
It was fresh water, undoubtedly; very cold, and not in the least brackish.Major Vigoureux
A. T. Quiller-Couch
They all found the water deep and brackish, and the current very slow.
And so, you see, she lies there dying in the brackish water.The Lady From The Sea
- (of water) slightly briny or salty
Word Origin for brackish
Word Origin and History for brackish
- Containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water. Brackish water is somewhat salty.