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Meaning of salty by Wiktionary Dictionary

salty


    Etymology

    From salt +‎ -y .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈsɒl.ti/, X-SAMPA: /"sQl.ti/
    • Rhymes: -ɒlti

    Adjective

    salty ( comparative saltier, superlative saltiest )

    1. Tasting of salt .
    2. Containing salt .
    3. ( figuratively ) Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language .
    4. ( figuratively ) Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services; salty dog ( from salt of the sea ) .
    5. ( US slang ) Irritated, annoyed; from sharp, spicy flavor of salt.
    6. ( linguistics ) Pertaining to those dialects of Catalan, spoken in the Balearic Islands and along the coast of Catalonia, that use definitive articles descended from the Latin ipse ( “self” ) instead of the Latin ille ( “that” ) .

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Explanation of salty by Wordnet Dictionary

salty


    Adjective
    1. containing or filled with salt

    2. engagingly stimulating or provocative

    3. salty language
    4. one of the four basic taste sensations