Meaning of “brackish” in the English Dictionary

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"brackish" in British English

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brackishadjective

uk /ˈbræk.ɪʃ/ us /ˈbræk.ɪʃ/

Examples from literature

  • The bank of the stream was a fathom from the water which was brackish at high tide and sweet at low. 
  • The brackish nature of the water probably enables it to exist here. 
  • The favorite feeding ground is a salt marsh, with springs and creeks of brackish water. 
  • The water of these springs is brackish, and contains the nitrate of soda. 
  • There was plenty of water in the creek, but the dry season had made it brackish. 

(Definition of “brackish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"brackish" in American English

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brackishadjective

us /ˈbræk·ɪʃ/

(of water) slightly salty:

As a river approaches the sea, its water becomes brackish.

(Definition of “brackish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)