Definitions for brackishˈbræk ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

brack•ishˈbræk ɪʃ(adj.)

  1. slightly salt; salty or briny.

  2. distasteful; unpleasant.

Origin of brackish:

1530–40; < D brak salty + -ish1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brackish(adj)

    distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture

    "a thin brackish gruel"

  2. brackish, briny(adj)

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

    "a brackish lagoon"; "the briny deep"


  1. brackish(Adjective)

    (of water) salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

  2. brackish(Adjective)

    distasteful; unpleasant; not appealing to the taste.

  3. brackish(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Brackish(adj)

    saltish, or salt in a moderate degree, as water in saline soil

Translations for brackish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of water) tasting slightly of salt, often unpleasantly.

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