Definition of saltwater in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsôltˌwôdər/


Of or found in salt water; living in the sea: saltwater fish
More example sentences
  • During Lent, when meat was not eaten, they sold salt herrings and saltwater fish.
  • The increasing popularity of these fish for saltwater home aquariums has resulted in collectors destroying many reefs with dynamite and cyanide so as to meet the market demand for prime specimens.
  • One of big game fishing's saltwater icons, the white marlin, may be hooked by the federal endangered species list this month.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: salt·wa·ter

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.