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adjective as in metallic

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You may remember a toy called Hit Clips, which offered up tinny-sounding snippets of pop songs on tiny toy cartridges that only worked in specific players.

No matter how many impressive features speakers have, if the sound is even remotely tinny, you can do better.

Those are good for allowing wearers to hear their environments, but the sound can be tinny and unnatural.

The controller microphone’s sound quality is great, but the speakers are tinny, making your friend’s voice sound like it’s coming through an old cellphone.

The sound from the speakers is somewhat tinny and awkwardly loud for people in the room who may be facing the back of the screen.

People listen to it on tinny cellphone speakers that are entirely inferior to what they had in lo-tech times of yore.

A few tinny messages on the value of courage and the evils of greed remain, but the decision was wise.

And when he tried to strike a sympathetic note with “people who are looking for work,” it came off as tinny and flat.

When he flew to the back of a chair and perched upon it, his tin feathers rattled against one another with a tinny clatter.

Beyond, the wired tennis-courts give forth a musical, tinny note when attacked.

There was a tinny scream, and a six-inch needle shot up instantly through the surface.

He struck the yellow-keyed piano a vicious blow, producing a tinny and complaining sound.

Alan put down his fork with a sharp tinny clang and stared levelly at the First Officer.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tinny, such as: golden, silvery, iron, mineral, fusible, and geologic.

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