[[t]ˈbraɪ ni[/t]] adj. brin•i•er, brin•i•est
of or like brine; salty
Etymology: 1600–10; brine+-y brin′i•ness, n. II
[[t]ˈbraɪ ni[/t]] n.
the ocean
Etymology: 1825–35; brine+-y

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Briny — Brin y, a. [From {Brine}.] Of or pertaining to brine, or to the sea; partaking of the nature of brine; salt; as, a briny taste; the briny flood. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • briny — (adj.) c.1600, from BRINE (Cf. brine) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Used earlier of tears than of the ocean (1610s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • briny — [brīn′ē] adj. brinier, briniest of or like brine; very salty brininess n …   English World dictionary

  • briny — brin|y1 [ˈbraıni] adj briny water is water that contains a lot of salt briny 2 briny2 n the briny old fashioned the sea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • briny — UK [ˈbraɪnɪ] / US adjective Word forms briny : adjective briny comparative brinier superlative briniest briny water is full of salt, like sea water …   English dictionary

  • briny — briny1 brininess, n. /bruy nee/, adj., brinier, briniest. of or like brine; salty: a briny taste. [1600 10; BRINE + Y1] briny2 /bruy nee/, n. ocean. [1825 35; BRINE + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • briny — brin|y [ braıni ] adjective briny water is full of salt, like sea water …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • briny — [ brʌɪni] adjective (brinier, briniest) of salty water or the sea; salty. noun (the briny) Brit. informal the sea …   English new terms dictionary

  • briny — adjective water that is briny contains a lot of salt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • briny — /ˈbraɪni / (say bruynee) adjective (brinier, briniest) 1. of or like brine; salty. –noun 2. the briny, Colloquial the sea. –brininess, noun …  

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