Meaning of “tiny” in the English Dictionary

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"tiny" in British English

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tinyadjective

uk /ˈtaɪ.ni/ us /ˈtaɪ.ni/

B1 extremely small:

a tiny flower
a tiny helping of food
a tiny baby
a tiny bit late

More examples

  • Her tiny attic room had poor ventilation and in summer it became unbearably stuffy.
  • During surgery, doctors sometimes use a laser beam to vaporize tiny blood vessels.
  • Elaine looked up at the black, velvety sky studded with tiny, twinkling stars.
  • The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
  • The print is so tiny, you need a magnifying glass to read it.

(Definition of “tiny” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tiny" in American English

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tinyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈtɑɪ·ni/

extremely small:

Just trim a tiny bit off my hair, please.

(Definition of “tiny” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)