Definition of tiny in English:

tiny

adjective

  • Very small.

    ‘a tiny hummingbird’
    • ‘The railways may be in turmoil, but business is booming for one tiny bus and coach company.’
    • ‘On one wall there are tiny marks where in the past someone pinned up a picture.’
    • ‘They are only up to five millimetres long and burrow into the silt in tiny pods.’
    • ‘The instinctive lure of this tiny jewel of land would unerringly bring them back.’
    • ‘The couple are planning to deck the hallway ceiling with hundreds of tiny lights.’
    • ‘In different times, we would have known nothing about the tragedy of these tiny lives.’
    • ‘They want to justify creaming off a tiny minority into the top first class institutions.’
    • ‘The few short frames of that tiny figure in an anorak being led by the hand to his death have become iconic.’
    • ‘We can live crowded together in vast cities or as tiny groups in remote deserts.’
    • ‘Why do we spend so much on things that give us tiny increases in comfort at the expense of so many other people?’
    • ‘This was to be exchanged after six weeks for the coveted, customising tiny diamond.’
    • ‘Pollen is dust gathered by bees from stamens and collected from the hives as tiny pellets.’
    • ‘At the time we were doing this small tour of tiny venues around the UK for hardcore fans.’
    • ‘The end result is that a tiny minority is allowed to lay claim to public opinion.’
    • ‘Is this absence of black some kind of sad rebellion being staged within my tiny mind?’
    • ‘If they do then it will revolutionise ideas about how much tiny babies can learn.’
    • ‘All along the river bed, women have dug down and spend hours scooping up water from tiny pools.’
    • ‘He's painstakingly twisting tiny hoops of iron wire together to form a shirt of mail.’
    • ‘The soft tissues under the skin are full of tiny blood vessels called capillaries.’
    • ‘Saffron is made up of tiny filaments that are the dried pollen stigmas of the saffron flower.’
    minute, small-scale, scaled-down, mini, baby, toy, pocket, fun-size, petite, dwarfish, knee-high, miniature, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal, micro, diminutive, pocket-sized, reduced, lilliputian
    trivial, trifling, negligible, insignificant, unimportant, minor, of no account, of no consequence, of no importance, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning, inconsequential, minimal, inappreciable, imperceptible, nugatory, petty
    token, nominal
    paltry, inadequate, insufficient, meagre, derisory, pitiful, pathetic, miserable
    wee
    vest-pocket
    teeny, teeny-weeny, teensy, teensy-weensy, weeny, itsy-bitsy, itty-bitty, eensy, eensy-weensy, tiddly, pint-sized, bite-sized, piddling, piffling, measly, mingy, poxy
    titchy
    little-bitty, nickel-and-dime
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Origin

Late 16th century: extension of obsolete tine small, diminutive of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

tiny

/ˈtīnē/