tinny

adjective tin·ny \ ˈti-nē \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of tinny

tinnier; tinniest
1 : thin in tone
  • a tinny voice
2 a : resembling tin
b : light, cheap
c : lacking depth or substance : empty
  • tinny arguments
3 : of, abounding in, or yielding tin

tinnily

play \ˈti-nə-lē\ adverb

tinniness

play \ˈti-nē-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of tinny

1552

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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Definition of tinny for English Language Learners

  • : having a high and unpleasant sound



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