adjective. slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water).
noun. any very large body of (salt) water.
1. Adjective You can also steam the frozen mussels in the shell with the sauce to add some of the briny flavor. 2. Noun, singular or mass Many home chefs are dissuaded from cooking fish because of the oily, briny smell that fills their kitchens afterward.