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tin·ny / ˈtinē/ • adj. (-ni·er , -ni·est ) having a displeasingly thin, metallic sound: tinny music played in the background. ∎  (of an object) made of thin or poor-quality metal: a tinny little car. ∎  having an unpleasantly metallic taste: canned artichokes taste somewhat tinny. DERIVATIVES: tin·ni·ly / ˈtinilē/ adv. tin·ni·ness n.

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