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tin +‎ -y


tinny (comparative tinnier or more tinny, superlative tinniest or most tinny)

  1. Of or pertaining to or resembling tin.
    The object had a tinny appearance.
  2. Pertaining to the thinness and cheapness of tin or similar-looking metals, in contrast to a heavier, more valuable metal.
    The shop was filled with tinny tourist geegaws.
  3. Pertaining to a thin, unpleasant sound recalling that of tin being rapped.
    The piano was not simply out of tune, but had become downright tinny.

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