salty
adjective (saltier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. of, seasoned with, or containing salt 2. smacking of the sea or nautical life 3. a. piquant b. earthy, crude <
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saltily adverbsaltiness noun

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  • Salty — Salt y, a. Somewhat salt; saltish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • salty — ► ADJECTIVE (saltier, saltiest) 1) tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt. 2) (of language or humour) down to earth; coarse. DERIVATIVES saltily adverb saltiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • salty — [sôl′tē] adj. saltier, saltiest 1. of, tasting of, or containing salt 2. smelling of or suggesting the sea 3. a) sharp; piquant; witty b) coarse or earthy c) cross or caustic …   English World dictionary

  • salty — UK [ˈsɔːltɪ] / US [ˈsɔltɪ] adjective Word forms salty : adjective salty comparative saltier superlative saltiest 1) containing salt, or tasting like salt The soup s a bit salty. salty snacks 2) old fashioned clever and funny, especially when… …   English dictionary

  • salty — salt|y [ˈso:lti US ˈso:lti] adj 1.) tasting of or containing salt ▪ a slightly salty taste ▪ salty foods 2.) AmE old fashioned language, a story, or a joke that is salty is amusing and often about sex …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • salty — [[t]sɔ͟ːlti[/t]] saltier, saltiest ADJ GRADED Something that is salty contains salt or tastes of salt. ...salty foods such as ham and bacon. ...a cool salty sea breeze. Derived words: saltiness N UNCOUNT The saltiness of the cheese is balanced by …   English dictionary

  • salty — adjective /ˈsɒl.ti/ a) Tasting of salt. Ray and Fuzzy were salty with our unhip no playing piano player, because she broke time on the piano so bad that the strings yelled whoa to the hammers. b) Containing salt. I want to beg your pardon for… …   Wiktionary

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