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briny Syllabification: brin·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbrīnē/

Definition of briny in English:


Of salty water or the sea; salty: the briny tang of the scallops
More example sentences
  • 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.


(the briny) British informal Back to top  
The sea.
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

Words that rhyme with briny

Heine, liny, piny, shiny, spiny, tiny, whiny
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