tiny

adjective
ti·​ny | \ ˈtī-nē How to pronounce tiny (audio) \
tinier; tiniest

Definition of tiny

: very small or diminutive : minute

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Other Words from tiny

tinily \ ˈtī-​nə-​lē How to pronounce tinily (audio) \ adverb
tininess \ ˈtī-​nē-​nəs How to pronounce tininess (audio) \ 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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For instance, clusters of tiny, itchy bumps or pimples around hair follicles might indicate a condition known as folliculitis. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash," 22 Mar. 2019 Colton's conversation with Chris Harrison will be enlightening, and probably a tiny bit hilarious. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "'The Bachelor' Star Colton Underwood on How Rejected He Felt When Cassie Left," 5 Mar. 2019 Canuso adds that even trimming the cuticles a tiny bit increases the risk that the technician may accidentally take off too much. Isadora Baum, SELF, "What All Runners Should Know Before Getting a Pedicure," 5 Mar. 2019 These gravitational waves are indescribably tiny, but for very large objects like black holes the waves are just barely big enough to be detectable. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory Getting $30 Million Upgrade," 15 Feb. 2019 To really ramp up the styling, try an equally as graphic pair of black-and-white hoop earrings and break up the monochromatic vibe with a tiny, colorful bag. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "Hot Days Call for a White Dress and Sneakers," 13 July 2018 The cable knit hat is designed with a tiny opening for a ponytail or bun to pull through, keeping your head warm without ruining your style. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "This $10 Beanie Shows Off Your Ponytail and Keeps Your Head Warm," 1 Mar. 2019 In Christmas Under Wraps, Candace plays Dr. Lauren Brunell, a surgical resident who begrudgingly accepts a job in the teeny tiny town of Garland, Alaska. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Hallmark Is Now Airing Christmas Movies All Year Long So Cancel Your Plans Accordingly," 1 Feb. 2019 Chip cards, the current standard, contain a tiny computer chip that creates a one-off code for every transaction. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Why are we still signing credit card receipts?," 5 Dec. 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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More Definitions for tiny

tiny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tiny

: very small

tiny

adjective
ti·​ny | \ ˈtī-nē How to pronounce tiny (audio) \
tinier; tiniest

Kids Definition of tiny

: very small

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