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tiny

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adjective ti·ny \ˈtī-nē\

Simple Definition of tiny

  • : very small

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tiny

tinier

tiniest

  1. :  very small or diminutive :  minute

tinily

play \ˈtī-nə-lē\ adverb

tininess

play \ˈtī-nē-nəs\ noun

Examples of tiny in a sentence

  1. The computer chips were tiny.

  2. He's from a tiny town that you've probably never heard of.

  3. There's just one tiny little problem.

  4. Aren't you even a tiny bit scared?



Origin and Etymology of tiny

alteration of Middle English tine


First Known Use: 1598

Synonym Discussion of tiny

small, little, diminutive, minute, tiny, miniature mean noticeably below average in size. small and little are often interchangeable, but small applies more to relative size determined by capacity, value, number <a relatively small backyard>. little is more absolute in implication often carrying the idea of petiteness, pettiness, insignificance, or immaturity <your pathetic little smile>. diminutive implies abnormal smallness <diminutive bonsai plants>. minute implies extreme smallness <a minute amount of caffeine in the soda>. tiny is an informal equivalent to minute <tiny cracks formed in the painting>. miniature applies to an exactly proportioned reproduction on a very small scale <a dollhouse with miniature furnishings>.


TINY Defined for Kids

tiny

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adjective ti·ny \ˈtī-nē\

Definition of tiny for Students

tinier

tiniest

  1. :  very small





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