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tinny

[ tin-ee ]
/ ˈtɪn i /
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adjective, tin·ni·er, tin·ni·est.
of or like tin.
containing tin.
lacking in timbre or resonance; sounding thin or twangy: a tinny piano.
not strong or durable; flimsy; shoddy.
having the taste of tin.
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Origin of tinny

First recorded in 1545–55; tin + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM tinny

tin·ni·ly, adverbtin·ni·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tinny

tinny
/ (ˈtɪnɪ) /

adjective -nier or -niest
noun plural -nies
Australian slang a can of beer
Also: tinnie Australian informal a small fishing or pleasure boat with an aluminium hull

Derived forms of tinny

tinnily, adverbtinniness, noun
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