tinny Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “tinny” in the English Dictionary

"tinny" in British English

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tinnyadjective

uk   us   /ˈtɪn.i/

tinny adjective (SOUND)

Tinny ​sound is of ​lowquality 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 ​toycar

tinnynoun [C]

(also tinnie) uk   us   /ˈtɪn.i/ Australian English informal
a can of ​beer
(Definition of tinny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tinny" in American English

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tinnyadjective

 us   /ˈtɪn·i/
(of ​sound) ​weak and high; ​lacking a ​fullsound: The ​musicsounded good ​even on the TV’s tinny ​speakers.
(Definition of tinny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tinny”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, (声音)像金属碰撞声的,难听的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, (聲音)像金屬碰撞聲的,難聽的…
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