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SALTY (saltier, saltiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does salty mean? 

SALTY (adjective)
  The adjective SALTY has 3 senses:

1. engagingly stimulating or provocative
2. containing or filled with salt
3. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

  Familiarity information: SALTY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SALTY (adjective)


Sense 1salty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engagingly stimulating or provocative

Synonyms:

salty; piquant

Context examples:

a piquant wit / salty language

Similar:

stimulating (rousing or quickening activity or the senses)


Sense 2salty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing or filled with salt

Context example:

salt water

Similar:

brackish; briny (slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water))

saliferous (containing or yielding salt)

saline (containing salt)

saltish (somewhat salty)

Also:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)

Antonym:

fresh (not containing or composed of salt water)


Sense 3salty [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water

Synonyms:

salt; salty

Similar:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


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