tiny

adjective
ti·​ny | \ˈtī-nē \
tinier; tiniest

Definition of tiny 

: very small or diminutive : minute

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Other Words from tiny

tinily \ˈtī-​nə-​lē \ adverb
tininess \ˈtī-​nē-​nəs \ noun

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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

Examples of tiny in a Sentence

The computer chips were tiny. He's from a tiny town that you've probably never heard of. There's just one tiny little problem. Aren't you even a tiny bit scared?
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In the absence of a miniature Nintendo 64, Sony has decided to keep the new holiday tradition of tiny, retro throwback consoles alive with its PlayStation Classic. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "PlayStation Classic review: a journey through the exciting, awkward days of early 3D games," 27 Nov. 2018 We will be surrounded by the consequences of our actions — thousands of tiny, resistant, evasive cockroaches, bed bugs, lice, houseflies and fleas. Rob Dunn, Discover Magazine, "Our Attempts to Eradicate Insects are Just Making them Resistant to Pesticides," 16 Nov. 2018 Gaza is a tiny, densely populated strip of land located between Israel, the Mediterranean Sea, and Egypt. Alex Ward, Vox, "Israel and Gaza just saw their worst violence in years. It could get worse.," 14 Nov. 2018 Next year, a company called Sila Nanotechnologies is rolling out its new silicon anode batteries, which replace the graphite in today’s batteries with precisely engineered (and tiny) silicon particles. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Your Gadgets' Battery Life Could Be About to Get Much Better," 19 Oct. 2018 Three years ago, a tiny Denver company called Lilis Energy was, like many small oil and gas producers, teetering on the edge of bankruptcy as crude prices plunged. Jordan Blum, San Antonio Express-News, "Lilis may be an acquisition target," 13 July 2018 In the photo, her daughter Cricket gleefully gives a thumbs up while sitting at a tiny pink piano and a matching harp is propped up near her older sister Birdie, who is reading on the couch. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Every Celeb Kid Is Strumming On This Quaint Fairytale Instrument, But Why?," 12 July 2018 The resulting abodes, which will cost $4,000 to build, are the latest addition in the ubiquitous tiny-house movement. Andrea Powell, WIRED, "How to 3-D Print an Entire House in a Single Day," 11 July 2018 The Max fleet is currently a tiny percentage of the nearly 5,000 737s currently flying around the world. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The FAA, Boeing Issue Alerts for 737 Max 8 Planes After Lion Air Crash," 9 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of tiny

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiny

alteration of Middle English tine

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The first known use of tiny was in 1598

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tiny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tiny

: very small

tiny

adjective
ti·​ny | \ˈtī-nē \
tinier; tiniest

Kids Definition of tiny

: very small

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