[ sawlt-nis ]

  1. the state or quality of being salt or salty.

Origin of saltness

before 900; Middle English saltnesse;Old English sealtnes.See salt1, -ness

Words Nearby saltness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use saltness in a sentence

  • Its saltness is remarkable, for the bather sits in deep water much as in an armchair, with his head and shoulders emerging.

    The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
  • She slides slowly back into the cold chill saltness of Cape Cod Bay.

    A Parody Outline of History | Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Others, again, believe that the saltness of the ocean is caused by the flowing into it of salt rivers.

    The Desert Home | Mayne Reid
  • The saltness and humidity of such locations seem peculiarly favorable to its greatest perfection.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • Plant-life in the marismas is regulated by the relative saltness of the soil.

    Unexplored Spain | Abel Chapman