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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Placing the different areas of the house (the living area, the kitchen, and the bedroom) on different levels made the tiny home seem larger, too. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Tiny Modern Farmhouse Will Convince You to Pare Down Your Life Once and for All," 15 Jan. 2019 In 2018, amid an ongoing affordable housing, prefab manufacturer LivingHomes dove deeper into accessory dwelling units (ADUs), introducing compact designs that can act as a spare room in the backyard or a standalone tiny home. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "The 7 most impressive prefab homes from 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Pregnancy requires expectant mothers to make tons of adjustments to their everyday lives—some tiny, some huge. Dan Barna, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Has to Toast With Water Now, So Prince Harry Did, Too," 23 Oct. 2018 Seattle uses that authority to site tiny-home villages and shelter beds. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Vancouver, B.C., bet on modular housing to ease homelessness. Could it work in Seattle?," 1 Oct. 2018 Small antennas mean receiver chips, center and left, can be built into tiny devices. David Pierce, WSJ, "From Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to 5G, All Your Wireless Is About to Change," 27 Jan. 2019 At the time of writing, Kylie’s ‘gram of Stormi’s tiny hands still holds rank with over 18 million double-taps. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "This Instagram Account Is Trying to Break Kylie Jenner's Most-Liked Photo Record," 13 Jan. 2019 He's also posted photos of himself holding a tiny Wren, cuddling with a lamb, and playing with a chicken. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Younger Brother James Just Made His Instagram Public," 11 Jan. 2019 Avrame now sells 11 different models of A-frames, from tiny backyard sheds to larger versions that can comfortably fit a family. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Affordable A-frame house can be built by just two people," 11 Jan. 2019

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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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More Definitions for tiny

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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