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tinny

adjective uk   /ˈtɪn.i/ us  

tinny adjective (SOUND)

Tinny sound is of low quality or like metal being hit: a tinny piano a tinny recording

tinny adjective (POOR QUALITY)

informal disapproving If something made of metal is tinny, it is not strong and not of good quality: a cheap, tinny toy car

tinny

noun [C] uk ( also tinnie)   /ˈtɪn.i/ Australian English informal us  
a can of beer
Translations of “tinny”
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, (聲音)像金屬碰撞聲的,難聽的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, (声音)像金属碰撞声的,难听的…
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