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noun \ˈthəm-ˌnāl, -ˈnāl\

: the hard covering at the end of a thumb : the fingernail of a thumb

computers : a very small copy of a larger picture on a computer

Full Definition of THUMBNAIL

1
:  the nail of the thumb
2
:  a miniature computer graphic sometimes hyperlinked to a full-size version

Examples of THUMBNAIL

  1. You can see a larger version of the picture by clicking on the thumbnail.

First Known Use of THUMBNAIL

1604

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adjective

: very short or brief

Full Definition of THUMBNAIL

:  concise, brief <a thumbnail sketch>

Examples of THUMBNAIL

  1. <a thumbnail outline of the plot of the novel>

First Known Use of THUMBNAIL

1852

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