tee·​ny | \ ˈtē-nē How to pronounce teeny (audio) \
teenier; teeniest

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Examples of teeny in a Sentence

I'll just have a teeny piece of cake. I'm a teeny bit upset.
Recent Examples on the Web Just a teeny little bit at the center of your lips. Jen Rose Smith And Illustrations By Max Pepper, CNN, "Mouth breathing might be ruining your sleep. Here's how to fix it," 20 Aug. 2020 Scott posted the scandalous photo of Sophia in a very teeny black thong while the couple seemed to take in the sights together. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here's a Complete Timeline of Scott Disick and Sofia Richie's Relationship," 15 July 2020 Will our entire cadre of older faculty members morph from larger-than-life sages into teeny little pariahs wearing dunce caps? Anne Fadiman, Wired, "Screen Share: A College Teacher’s Zoom Journal," 17 June 2020 To get perfectly teeny tiny cookies, measure out one teaspoon of dough, notes Wendy Kou, author of Colossal Cookies, who is also an expert on making super small cookies. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal Is the Best Breakfast for Anyone with a Serious Sweet Tooth," 12 May 2020 The theme of the show seems to be teeny-bopping to the oldies, complete with a tragic Elvis impersonator. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Review: A Woman’s Heroic Journey," 12 Mar. 2020 Her loose waves are oh-so-pretty, and the plum lip is just a teeny pop of color. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Katie Holmes Wears Head-to-Toe Chloé at Their Paris Fashion Week Show," 27 Feb. 2020 The designer topped it off with miniature details, like a tiny vase of flowers and a stack of teeny coffee table books, which Wilson's daughter helped her create out of cardboard. House Beautiful, "Caitlin Wilson Created a Dollhouse Replica of Her Dallas Home," 18 Feb. 2020 The form-fitting, teeny tiny, brown dress gave off major '90s style vibes with its spaghetti straps and low, straight neckline. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Wore the Tiniest Nude Dress to Buy Jewelry in Beverly Hills," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of teeny

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teeny

by alteration

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“Teeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teeny. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teeny

informal : very small


tee·​ny | \ ˈtē-nē How to pronounce teeny (audio) \
teenier; teeniest

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