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tin·ny

 (tĭn′ē)
adj. tin·ni·er, tin·ni·est
1. Of, containing, or yielding tin.
2. Tasting or smelling of tin: tinny canned food.
3. Having a thin metallic sound: a high tinny voice.
4. Weak or thin; flimsy.

tin′ni·ly adv.
tin′ni·ness n.

tinny

(ˈtɪnɪ)
adj, -nier or -niest
1. of, relating to, or resembling tin
2. cheap, badly made, or shoddy
3. (of a sound) high, thin, and metallic
4. (Cookery) (of food or drink) flavoured with metal, as from a container
5. informal Austral lucky
n, pl -nies
6. slang Austral a can of beer
7. (Nautical Terms) informal Also: tinnie Austral a small fishing or pleasure boat with an aluminium hull
ˈtinnily adv
ˈtinniness n

tin•ny

(ˈtɪn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est.
1. of or like tin.
2. containing tin.
3. lacking in timbre or resonance: a tinny piano.
4. flimsy.
5. tasting of tin.
[1545–55]
tin′ni•ly, adv.
tin′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tinny - of or containing tin
2.tinny - of very poor quality; flimsy
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
inferior - of low or inferior quality
3.tinny - thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance; "an unpleasant tinny voice"
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce

tinny

adjective
1. jangling, thin, metallic, jingling, jangly, jingly, plinky the tinny sound of a radio playing a pop song
2. flimsy, cheap, thin, inferior, shoddy, poor-quality, low-grade, tawdry, trashy, insubstantial, gimcrack, rubbishy, jerry-built, cheapjack a cheap car with tinny bodywork
Translations

tinny

[ˈtɪnɪ] ADJ (tinnier (compar) (tinniest (superl)))
1. (= metallic) [sound] → metálico; [taste] → que sabe a lata
2. (pej) [car, machine] → poco sólido, de pacotilla

tinny

[ˈtɪni] adj [sound] → métalliquetin-opener tin opener [ˈtɪnəʊpər] n (British)ouvre-boîte m

tinny

adj (+er) soundblechern; instrumentblechern klingend; tastenach Blech; (pej) typewriter etcschäbig; these cars are so tinnydiese Autos bestehen fast nur aus Blech

tinny

[ˈtɪnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (metallic, sound) → metallico/a (pej) (car, machine) → che sembra di latta
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