Definition of briny in English:

briny

Syllabification: brin·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbrīnē
 
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adjective

  • Of salty water or the sea; salty: the briny tang of the scallops
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    • The technique minimizes water evaporation and allows roots to be fed by normally damaging briny water.
    • Caligo had flinched the first time, almost swallowing briny water.
    • Cymbals are struck but quickly sink below the briny waters.

noun

(the briny) British informal Back to top  
  • The sea.
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    • ‘On the briny at last,’ says Anthony, as Christopher pours the drinks.
    • Then two of my most trusted officers stage a takeover attempt, and we all end up in the briny.
    • We had the briny beside us, a carpet of stars above, and two good friends of ours for company.

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