salty

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɔːlti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɔlti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sôltē)


Inflections of 'salty' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
saltier
adj comparative
saltiest
adj superlative

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
salt•y /ˈsɔlti/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  • of, like, or tasting of salt:salty tears.
    1. racy or coarse:salty humor.
    salt•i•ness, n. [uncountable]

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    salt•y  (sôltē),USA pronunciation adj.,  salt•i•er, salt•i•est. 
    1. tasting of or containing salt;
      saline.
    2. piquant;
      sharp;
      witty.
    3. racy or coarse:salty humor.
    4. Naval Termsof the sea, sailing, or life at sea.
    salti•ly, adv. 
    salti•ness, n. 
    • 1400–50; late Middle English; see salt1, -y1

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    salty /ˈsɔːltɪ/ adj (saltier, saltiest)
    1. of, tasting of, or containing salt
    2. (esp of humour) sharp; piquant
    3. relating to life at sea

    ˈsaltiness n
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