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Definition of "tinny" [tin•ny]

  • Of, containing, or yielding tin. (adjective)
  • Tasting or smelling of tin: tinny canned food. (adjective)
  • Having a thin metallic sound: a high tinny voice. (adjective)
  • Weak or thin; flimsy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tinny" in a sentence
  • ""Speed and cannabis are available at what are commonly known as a tinny houses and we impact on the drug market by targeting those tinny houses.""
  • "We have rented a flat in Cannaregio in late April and have no idea about laws as to mooring, but even to rent a dinghy (aka a tinny where I come from) for a day would be bliss."
  • "The quality of Buck's voice, which can be described as tinny, raspy, kind of like he has a piece of sandpaper caught in his throat, has not affected the content of his play-by-play stylings."