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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]


Engagingly stimulating or provocative


salty; piquant

Context examples:

a piquant wit / salty language


stimulating (rousing or quickening activity or the senses)

Sense 2salty [BACK TO TOP]


Containing or filled with salt

Context example:

salt water


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)


tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


fresh (not containing or composed of salt water)

Sense 3salty [BACK TO TOP]


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


salt; salty


tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)

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