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

before 900; Middle English saltnesse; Old English sealtnes. See salt1, -ness
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Examples from the Web for saltness

Historical Examples of saltness

  • Some smack of age in you, some relish of the saltness of time.

    Familiar Quotations

    John Bartlett

  • We ate these thankfully, with some salt fish, from which they assisted to take off the saltness.

    Saved from the Sea

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The buoyancy and the saltness are not so wholly unparalleled.

  • For the sea and the blood are salt with the same kinds of saltness.

    Natural Wonders

    Edwin Tenney Brewster

  • The saltness of this interior sea is only half as intense as that of the ocean.

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier