the state or quality of being salt or salty.

Origin of saltness

before 900; Middle English saltnesse; Old English sealtnes. See salt1, -ness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saltness

Historical Examples of saltness

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

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier

  • It seems a childish remark to make, that all salts do not coincide in their saltness, nor sugars in their sweetness.

  • See—if he hath not brought tears into the poor fellow's eyes with the saltness of his rebuke.

  • These large oysters eat best fried, having hardly any saltness, but in other respects are large and delicate.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz

  • The only disadvantage to commerce in the saltness of the sea is the consequent unfitness of its water for drinking.