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comparative adjective

  1. See tiny

tiny (ˈtaɪnɪ Pronunciation for tiny



Word forms:  tinier,  tiniest
  1. very small; minute

Derived Forms

ˈtinily adverb
ˈtininess noun

Word Origin

C16 tine, of uncertain origin

Example Sentences Including 'tinier'

An eerie little waltz tune slides about on celeste and the tinier woodwinds.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
At 15 months old - the date for the first MMR shot - she was much tinier than James.
Belfast Telegraph (2003)
Gould's area of research, however, has concerned creatures with even tinier brains - the honey-bees.
McArthur, Tom Unitive Thinking
One of the tinier girls skipped closer, pigtails flying with each bounce.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
So this would be a tinier retirement home, but it would be compact and would suit an older person's lifestyle.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
``But then the costumes from 15 years ago would be even tinier than I am now.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2005)


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