• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tinny thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance "an unpleasant tinny voice"
    • adj tinny of very poor quality; flimsy
    • adj tinny of or containing tin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tinny Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin. "The tinny strand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tinny Pertaining or relating to tin; containing tin; resembling tin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tinny like tin
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tin; Ice. tin, Ger. zinn.


In literature:

Only the tall red grain-elevator and a few tinny church-steeples rose from the mass.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
It seemed thin and tinny.
"The Friendly Road" by (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker
What do you say, Capitana Tinny?
"The Social Cancer" by José Rizal
Tinny on your nintype, Said the bitty-lum.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Newark, Foulshiels and Tinnies, have long belonged to the family of Buccleuch.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" by Walter Scott
However, they love it, and the dismal piano beats a tinny accompaniment.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
There was dead silence in the ship, save for a small, tinny voice in Joe's headphones.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
His war-cry was a tinny bleat: the cry of a soul bursting with sardonic merriment.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Tinny and cracked and out of tune.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
In th' afthernoon they was a lawn tinnis party, an' at night the gin'ral attinded a banket at th' Gran' Palace Hotel.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne

In poetry:

Hush, who is this frae Tinnis' Bank,
That comes with wail an' weeping,
An' kneels to clasp within her arms
A form that still seems sleeping?
"A Dream Of Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
And Tinnis hill rose huge and steep,
Its ridge against the sky receding;
And white upon its breast the sheep
By twos and threes were feeding.
"On Yarrow Braes" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Your Magic is Real was an absurdly new-agey and tinny rap-radio pastiche—a fact that hasn't prevented him from touring nonstop since it came out.
I have said it before, and I will say it again: I would rather have my speakers sound tinny during tech and have my intercom work flawlessly .
For those with memories that exceed the half-life of a midyear election cycle, there was a tinny ring to gripes from lawmakers and pundits about how President Obama was dragging the nation into a war with no vital interests at stake.
We were puttering down US 75 in a tinny Honda hybrid, three men on a mission.
His skinny jeans, floppy hair and tinny voice just don't do it for me.
There's something about those tinny, slightly-out-of-tune little wonders that can add just the right light-hearted touch of melody to a song.
The secret to getting rid of the tinny taste of the canned potatoes is to rinse and drain them, then chill them with the salad dressing.
A buoyant bass line that recalls Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy," spare drums and tinny backing vocals leave plenty of room for Jones' voice.
Instead the guitars are grating, the riffs lame and the beats robotic and tinny.
Wandering an old brick lane, I catch the lofty gong of church bells and the tinny ping of a lone steel drum player, luring me to a cantilevered balcony and.
'Tinnie' with all the trimmings .
Heaven Is Whenever begins with a tinny slide guitar which suggests that the titular " whenever " is in the distant past.