briny


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brin·y

 (brī′nē)
adj. brin·i·er, brin·i·est
Of, relating to, or resembling brine; salty.
n. Chiefly British
The sea. Used with the.

brin′i·ness n.

briny

(ˈbraɪnɪ)
adj, brinier or briniest
of or resembling brine; salty
n
the briny an informal name for the sea
ˈbrininess n

brin•y1

(ˈbraɪ ni)

adj. brin•i•er, brin•i•est.
of or like brine; salty.
[1600–10; brine + -y1]
brin′i•ness, n.

brin•y2

(ˈbraɪ ni)

n.
the ocean.
[1825–35; brine + -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.briny - any very large body of (salt) waterbriny - any very large body of (salt) water
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
high sea, international waters - the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
hydrosphere - the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
offing - the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area; "there was a ship in the offing"
territorial waters - the waters surrounding a nation and its territories over which that nation exercises sovereign jurisdiction
Adj.1.briny - slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water); "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep"
salty - containing or filled with salt; "salt water"
Translations
مالِح، خَلّي
slaný
salt
sós
saltur
çok tuzlu

briny

[ˈbraɪnɪ]
A. ADJsalado, salobre
B. N the briny (o.f., also hum) → el mar

briny

n (inf)See f

brine

(brain) noun
very salty water. a jar of olives in brine.
ˈbriny adjective
(of water) very salty.
References in classic literature ?
The Sea, perceiving that they intended to throw the blame on him, said, "Pray cease to flow into me, and then you will not be made briny.
Besides grief for her master, there was another source for that briny stream which so plentifully rose above the two mountainous cheek-bones of the housekeeper.
Their luxuriant locks, wound up and twisted into the smallest possible compass, were freed from the briny element; the whole person carefully dried, and from a little round shell that passed from hand to hand, anointed with a fragrant oil: their adornments were completed by passing a few loose folds of white tappa, in a modest cincture, around the waist.
He wondered if there was soul in those steel-gray eyes that were often quite blue of color and that were strong with the briny airs of the sun-washed deep.
Nothing but chowder would have lured them from their gambols in the briny deep; that time-honoured dish demanded the concentrated action of several mighty minds; so the "Water Babies" came ashore and fell to cooking.
The eyes were large and brown and lustrous, the mouth sweet and sensitive, and the face itself a delicate oval, though sun and exposure to briny wind had burnt the face scarlet.
Salt, his name is,--an' a briny chap he is too,--an' if you don't believe me, I can take you to him.
Ay, as willingly as when, in the Gulf of Lyons, I flung over my merchandise to lighten the ship, while she laboured in the tempest robed the seething billows in my choice silks perfumed their briny foam with myrrh and aloes enriched their caverns with gold and silver work
It's a pair of hapless lovers: he crosses the briny deep: and she is left lamenting.
I thought that the fountain-head of my tears had now been dried up, but I have been mistaken, for I must confess that the briny rivulets descended fast on my furrowed cheeks, she was such a winning Child, and had such a regard for me and always came and told me all her little things, and as she was now speaking, some of her little prattle was very taking, and the lively images of these things intrude themselves more into my mind than they should do, but there is allowance for moderate grief on such occasions.
A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk, Along the briny beach: We cannot do with more than four, To give a hand to each.
When I lost sight of Father's dear old face, I felt a trifle blue, and might have shed a briny drop or two, if an Irish lady with four small children, all crying more or less, hadn't diverted my mind, for I amused myself by dropping gingerbread nuts over the seat every time they opened their mouths to roar.