tiny

[tahy-nee]
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adjective, ti·ni·er, ti·ni·est.

very small; minute; wee.

Nearby words

  1. tintoretto,
  2. tintype,
  3. tinware,
  4. tinwork,
  5. tinworks,
  6. tiny tim,
  7. tio tom,
  8. tip,
  9. tip and run,
  10. tip of the iceberg

Origin of tiny

1590–1600; late Middle English tine very small (< ?) + -y1

Related formsti·ni·ly, adverbti·ni·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for tininess

tiny

adjective tinier or tiniest

very small; minute
Derived Formstinily, adverbtininess, noun

Word Origin for tiny

C16 tine, of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for tininess

tiny

adj.

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

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