HyperDic: saltiness

English > 3 senses of the word saltiness:
NOUNcommunicationsaltiness, coarsenesslanguage or humor that is down-to-earth
cognitionsaltiness, salt, salinitythe taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
attributesaltinessthe property of containing salt (as a compound or in solution)
English > saltiness: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaninglanguage or humor that is down-to-earth.
Examples
  • "the saltiness of their language was inappropriate"
  • "self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre"
Synonymcoarseness
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Adjectivessaltyengagingly stimulating or provocative
English > saltiness: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth.
Synonymssalt, salinity
Broadertaste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perceptionThe sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
Spanishsalinidad, salobridad, salsedumbre
Catalansalabror, salinitat
Adjectivessaltyone of the four basic taste sensations
English > saltiness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe property of containing salt (as a compound or in solution).
CategorysolutionA homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
NarrowerbrackishnessThe quality of being salty, as the saltiness of water
brininess, salinityThe relative proportion of salt in a solution
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanishsalinidad
Catalansalinitat
Adjectivessaltycontaining or filled with salt

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