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briny

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[ brahy-nee ]
/ ˈbraɪ ni /
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adjective, brin·i·er, brin·i·est.
of or like brine; salty: a briny taste.
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Origin of briny

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First recorded in 1600–10; brine + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM briny

brin·i·ness, noun

Other definitions for briny (2 of 2)

briny2
[ brahy-nee ]
/ ˈbraɪ ni /

noun

Origin of briny

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First recorded in 1825–35; brine + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for briny

briny
/ (ˈbraɪnɪ) /

adjective brinier or briniest
of or resembling brine; salty
noun
the briny an informal name for the sea

Derived forms of briny

brininess, noun
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