Definition of brackish in English:
1(Of water) slightly salty, as is the mixture of river water and seawater in estuaries.
- Apparently any terrain is suitable as long as it is washed regularly by salty or brackish water.
- All are clad crisply in pre-oxidized copper panels, which are brawn, more than green, though this will change somewhat after winter gales spray the tower with the brackish water of the estuary.
- Although the water was slightly brackish he soon had some excellent results.
1.1(Of fish or other organisms) living in or requiring brackish water.
- Schram considered Paulocaris to be a brackish to freshwater organism and Mamayocaris to be nearshore marine.
- In general, development rate is 1.5 to 2 times slower in freshwater calanoid copepods relative to their brackish or marine counterparts.
- A continuing supply of freshwater from streams entering the lake would have stimulated the growth of algae and other freshwater organisms, resulting in a mix of brackish and freshwater species.
1.2Unpleasant or distasteful: the lighting in the movie is brackish
More example sentences
- The city was also their house, they had a living room of brackish buildings downtown, a dark bedroom in Tlanesburgo, an enviable view in Belvedere, and underground passageways that everyone called the Metro.
- Finally, after what seemed like an age of nervous wriggling and avoiding his careful gaze, she peered up through her fringe, a forest of brackish red quills.
- ‘I dropped 'em off on the beach ’, Duck shrugged, running a hand through his perpetually brackish blonde hair.
- Example sentences
- With each seasonal death of the marsh, some of the carp, crabs, and crayfish succeed in escaping to the brackishness of Sonoma Creek, from which they migrated.
- When used at the table it imparts a slight saltiness without the brackishness or lip cringing effect of other salts.
- These lovely little drum continued to be rather common this summer, possibly due to the increased brackishness in the Tappan Zee.