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tiny

[tahy-nee] /ˈtaɪ ni/
adjective, tinier, tiniest.
1.
very small; minute; wee.
Origin of tiny
late Middle English
1590-1600
1590-1600; late Middle English tine very small (< ?) + -y1
Related forms
tinily, adverb
tininess, noun
Synonyms
little, diminutive, teeny.
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tiny

/ˈtaɪnɪ/
adjective tinier, tiniest
1.
very small; minute
Derived Forms
tinily, adverb
tininess, noun
Word Origin
C16 tine, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for tiny
adj.

c.1400, tyne "very small," perhaps from tine.

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