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  • adv. In a tinny way.


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  • I've spent my time in it fantasising about its demise in various interesting ways, though in all honesty it's so tinnily-made that if my cat jumped on the roof it would probably collapse under the pressure.

    In Which Dungeekin is Jeremy Clarkson. . .

  • WE HEAR the strains of Pat Boone's cover of “Good Golly, Miss Molly” tinnily keening in the background.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • My mobile has suddenly started ringing again, “Here Comes the Bride” echoing tinnily around the empty church.

    Confetti Confidential

  •  Carols crackled tinnily from the speakers at the Sunflower food store, and were poised too on the lips of my children, who dreamed of a white Christmas but had never seen snow.

    To Be A Child (Part II of III)

  • Some unidentifiable music was issuing tinnily from it in a feminine register.

    With No One as Witness

  • The steps themselves were metal, vibrating tinnily.

    Resurrection Men

  • Diana's voice came tinnily out through the tiny speaker.

    Blood Lines

  • Too quickly; three or four rolled all the way to the far edge and fell to the floor, tinkling tinnily.

    The First Man in Rome

  • His voice echoed tinnily in every helmet and from hidden speakers.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • It sounded tinnily unconvincing even to her own ears.

    The Silicon Mage


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