how to pronounce salty


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salty is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of salty in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… we're going to put some salty liquid …”

meanings of salty


  1. Coarse, provocative, earthy; said of language.
  2. Experienced, especially used to indicate a veteran of the naval services; salty dog (from salt of the sea).
  3. Indignant or offended due to over-sensitivity, humourlessness, disappointment, or defeat (implying the person is a crybaby, shedding salty tears); said of interlocutors expressing indignation, or merely disagreement.
  4. Tasting of salt.
  5. Irritated, annoyed (from the sharp, spicy flavor of salt).
  6. Pertaining to the Sardinian language and 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").
  7. Containing salt.

salty frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word salty occurs in english on average 8.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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