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English definition of “tinny”

tinny

adjective (SOUND)    /ˈtɪn.i/
describes a sound that is of low quality or like metal being hit: a tinny piano a tinny recordingDescribing qualities of sound
(Definition of tinny adjective (SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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