Definitions

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  • n. Having the quality of tin, particularly in the sense of being a cheap, low quality metal.
  • n. The thin, unpleasant sound of an instrument made of tin, or any tinny object used to make a sound.

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Examples

  • The mournful sound of gulls, the breakers crashing, whistles of lifeguards, low tinniness of teenagers' radios.

    A Cool Dry Place PART 1

  • HP Envy laptops have high-quality speakers, isolated audio circuitry to reduce noise, and headphone jacks specially designed to eliminate interference, giving mind-blowing bass and clear, crisp high notes without any background buzz or tinniness.

    Take the ultimate entertainment system wherever you go

  • The film comes in an excellent black and white full frame transfer; sound production on most of the interior scenes has the tinniness one comes to associate with low budget drive-in films.

    GreenCine Daily: DVDs, 3/20.

  • I am too shocked at the tinniness of this to hold back my reaction.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Also, there was a problem with the SurroundSound at the Castro Theatre according to an opera employee, and the crappy tinniness of the very loud sound was frankly inexcusable.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Furthermore, while agnosticism is a comfortable default pattern for many, from an intellectual perspective it conveys a certain tinniness.

    The Language of God

  • While gesturing to the exact tinniness of his balls.

    Think Progress » O’Reilly Misfires In ‘War On Christmas’ Attack On Crate & Barrel

  • Claire was not repulsed by their naked tinniness; and the coffee in the broken-handled china cup was tolerable.

    Free Air

  • Erbsenwurst, tinned beef of surpassing tinniness, compressed vegetables, and meat-biscuits may be nourishing, but what

    Life's Handicap

  • Erbswurst, tinned beef of surpassing tinniness, compressed vegetables, and meat-biscuits may be nourishing, but what

    Soldier Stories

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