Definition of Tinny

1. Adjective. Of or containing tin.

Partainyms: Tin
Derivative terms: Tin



2. Adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.
Exact synonyms: Bum, Cheap, Cheesy, Chintzy, Crummy, Punk, Sleazy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Bum, Cheapness, Sleaze, Sleaziness

3. Adjective. Thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance. "An unpleasant tinny voice"
Similar to: Metal, Metallic

Definition of Tinny

1. a. Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin.

Definition of Tinny

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or resembling tin. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the thinness and cheapness of tin or similar-looking metals, in contrast to a heavier, more valuable metal. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to a thin, unpleasant sound recalling that of tin being rapped. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tinny

1. of or resembling tin [adj -NIER, -NIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tinny

tinnient
tinnier
tinnies
tinniest
tinnily
tinniness
tinninesses
tinning
tinnings
tinnitis
tinnitus
tinnitus aurium
tinnitus cerebri
tinnituses
tinnock
tinny (current term)
tinplate
tinplated
tinplates
tinplating
tinpot
tinpot(a)
tinpot dictator
tinpot dictators
tinpots
tins
tinsel
tinseled
tinseling
tinselled

Literary usage of Tinny

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Go drive Lhe deer, and drag the tinny prey. Uf, up ! cries gluttony, 'tis break of day ; ?:*,. ยป. A word of exhortation, exciting or rousing to action. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1817)
"... ling this to appear in one of your vated waste of tinny hundred acres, future Numbers you will confer a but has lately been enclosed. favour on one who ..."

3. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by House of Lords, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1855)
"... different (r^im immoral, tinny puritanical peuple here, would bold that a clergyman smoking a cigar would be doing an act of great indecorum ; und there ..."

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