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Salty appears in the following tongue twister:

  • salty broccoli

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Definition of the adjective salty

What does salty mean as an attribute of a noun?

Salty is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: more salty / saltier | most salty / saltiest

  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

Alternative definition of the adjective salty


  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 [term, lang=la, ipse, , self] instead of the Latin [term, lang=la, ille, , that].


Who is Salty?

Salty a.k.a. Ann Gillis is a film producer and screenwriter.


  1. Salty is a fictional character from the 2010 film Alpha and Omega.
  2. Salty is a fictional character from the 1978 film Wild Horse Hank.
  3. Salty is a fictional character form the 2000 film The Wedding Tackle.
  4. Salty is a fictional character from the 2004 animated film The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  5. Salty is a fictional character from the 2008 film Side by Each.

There are other characters with in their name, like Salty O'Rourke.


  1. "Salty" is the second album by The Mutton Birds. "Anchor Me" reached the top 10 in the New Zealand singles chart.
  2. "Salty" is a composition.


"Salty" is a book by Leverett Saltonstall.

  • also known as "Salty: recollections of a Yankee in politics"


  1. Salty is a TV program, begun in (41 years ago).
  2. Salty is a mascot.

Phrases with Salty

  1. Salty Dog
  2. Salty Water
  3. Salty Buckwheat
  4. Salty Eriogonum
  5. Salty Popcornflower
  6. Salty Loco Milkvetch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Salty

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Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

During the 1950s, salty snacks were ...

Google previewThe Five Senses and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Perception (2016)

The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier

com SALTY SENSATION Salty sensation, the detection of sodium ions (Na+), is one of the five basic tastes.

Google previewEnglish-Cayuga/Cayuga-English Dictionary (2002)

by Frances Froman, Carrie Joan Dyck, Alfred Keye, Lottie Keye

saline see: salty o-ji-ke' da:weht ...

Google previewEnglish-Cheyenne Dictionary (1915)

by Rodolphe Charles Petter

the soup (make it salty) ; navoxpomaoxzevana ,1 s . it : evoxporaaoxzevane , it is salted; zevoxpomaoxzevane hoevoxkoz, salted meat; ...

Google previewThe Ayurveda Encyclopedia (2007)

Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, and Longevity by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha

Salty P+ produces saliva Pungent P+ (in time) causes gas, constipation, painful urine, reduces semen with difficult discharge. Bitter PK- V+ ...

Google previewOcean: A Visual Encyclopedia (2015)

by DK

SOLID, LIQUID, AND GAS At very low temperatures, water molecules lock together SALTY SEAS Water is very good at dissolving substances, such as the minerals that form rocks. Water flowing off the land in rivers contains many of these ...

Google previewThe New Children's Encyclopedia (2009)

by DK

The Gulf Stream takes warm, salty water from the Caribbean to the Nordic seas and brings mild weather to northern Europe. Without the Gulf Stream, winters in Lisbon, Portugal, Pole. Around Iceland, the Gulf Stream's salty sucking more warm ...

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Quotes about Salty

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change. (Jesse Louis Jackson)
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Scrabble value of S1A1L1T1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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