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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tinny

[ˈtɪni] adj [sound] → métalliquetin-opener tin opener [ˈtɪnəʊpər] n (British)ouvre-boîte m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tinny

adj (+er) soundblechern; instrumentblechern klingend; tastenach Blech; (pej) typewriter etcschäbig; these cars are so tinnydiese Autos bestehen fast nur aus Blech
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tinny

[ˈtɪnɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (metallic, sound) → metallico/a (pej) (car, machine) → che sembra di latta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The chorus seems to flesh out the tinniness but it's their strongest song with a great breakdown that sounds like Top of the Pops from 1983.
Step forward this pair of belting speakers; they're not only compact - they clip together magnetically and the leads retract - but the sound quality is surprisingly good, both in loudness and depth; there's little of that tinniness you get with many small speaker sets.
Just Couldn't Tie Me Down, The Black Keys "I love the old school blues influence in all the Black Keys' music, you can always hear the distorted tube sounds in their guitar and the tinniness of the drums," says guitarist Sherif Osman, 25.
Sure, there's a bit of 2CV-like tinniness from the panels, and some of the switchgear is a touch Fisher-Price, but this is a charming urban mobility solution that returns an easy 55 miles to every gallon and chucks out 109g/km of CO2, which puts it in Toyota Prius territory.