from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, containing, or yielding tin.
- adj. Tasting or smelling of tin: tinny canned food.
- adj. Having a thin metallic sound: a high tinny voice.
- adj. Weak or thin; flimsy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to or resembling tin.
- adj. Pertaining to the thinness and cheapness of tin or similar-looking metals, in contrast to a heavier, more valuable metal.
- adj. Pertaining to a thin, unpleasant sound recalling that of tin being rapped.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to tin; containing tin; resembling tin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of very poor quality; flimsy
- adj. of or containing tin
- adj. thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance
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"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.
If Fonseka who seems keen to craft militarism into his campaign, demonstrated what can only be called tinny headed thinking in his reference to a tin-pot dictatorship in Sri Lanka, he has shown that his knowledge of the record of great military leaders of the recent past is vastly lacking in accuracy, as is his knowledge of history.
Turning it off makes the music almost tinny, which is odd. boo i thought we were going to see a video of some one going base jumping haha
The American characters are rather "tinny" in the book, but they could have easily have been English, were it still colonial times.
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He smelled kind of tinny like metal, like men smell.
4. A tinny is a metal dinghy: a small, metal, flat-bottomed boat.
(Soundbite of song) NORRIS: It does have that kind of tinny sound, doesn't it?
I recall the sound quality as being a bit "tinny" but otherwise very good.