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Thin vs. Tinny — What's the Difference?

Thin vs. Tinny — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Thin and Tinny

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Thin

With opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together
A thin line of paint
Thin slices of bread
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Tinny

Of, containing, or yielding tin.
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Thin

Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body
A thin, gawky adolescent
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Tinny

Tasting or smelling of tin
Tinny canned food.
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Thin

Having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse
A depressingly thin crowd
His hair was going thin
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Tinny

Having a thin metallic sound
A high tinny voice.
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Thin

(of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely
Thin soup
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Tinny

Weak or thin; flimsy.
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Thin

Lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate
The evidence is rather thin
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Tinny

Of or pertaining to or resembling tin.
The object had a tinny appearance.
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Thin

With little thickness or depth
A thin-sliced loaf
Cut the ham as thin as possible
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Tinny

Pertaining to the thinness and cheapness of tin or similar-looking metals, in contrast to a heavier, more valuable metal.
The shop was filled with tinny tourist geegaws.
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Thin

Make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous
The trees began to thin out
The remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks
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Tinny

Pertaining to a thin, unpleasant sound recalling that of tin being rapped.
The piano was not simply out of tune, but had become downright tinny.
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Thin

Make or become smaller in thickness
Their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trend
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Tinny

Alternative form of tinnie
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Thin

Hit (a ball) above its centre.
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Tinny

Pertaining to, abounding with, or resembling, tin.
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Thin

Relatively small in extent from one surface to the opposite, usually in the smallest solid dimension
A thin book.
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Tinny

Of very poor quality
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Thin

Not great in diameter or cross section; fine
Thin wire.
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Tinny

Thin and metallic in sound; lacking resonance;
An unpleasant tinny voice
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Thin

Having little bodily flesh or fat; lean or slender.
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Thin

Not dense or concentrated; sparse
The thin vegetation of the plateau.
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Thin

More rarefied than normal
Thin air.
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Thin

Flowing with relative ease; not viscous
A thin oil.
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Thin

Watery
Thin soup.
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Thin

Sparsely supplied or provided; scanty
A thin menu.
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Thin

Having a low number of transactions
Thin trading in the stock market.
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Thin

Lacking force or substance; flimsy
A thin attempt.
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Thin

Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny
The piano had a thin sound.
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Thin

Lacking radiance or intensity
Thin light.
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Thin

Not having enough photographic density or contrast to make satisfactory prints. Used of a negative.
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Thin

In a thin manner
Spread the varnish thin if you don't want it to wrinkle.
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Thin

So as to be thin
Cut the cheese thin.
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Thin

To make or become thin or thinner.
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Thin

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.
Thin plate of metal;
Thin paper;
Thin board;
Thin covering
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Thin

Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.
Thin wire;
Thin string
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Thin

Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.
Thin person
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Thin

Of low viscosity or low specific gravity.
Water is thinner than honey.
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Thin

Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.
The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
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Thin

(golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.
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Thin

Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
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Thin

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.
A thin disguise
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Thin

(aviation) Of a route: relatively little used.
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Thin

Poor; scanty; without money or success.
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Thin

(philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.
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Thin

Any food produced or served in thin slices.
Chocolate mint thins
Potato thins
Wheat thins
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Thin

(transitive) To make thin or thinner.
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Thin

(intransitive) To become thin or thinner.
The crowds thinned after the procession had passed: there was nothing more to see.
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Thin

To dilute.
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Thin

To remove some plants or parts of plants in order to improve the growth of what remains.
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Thin

Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.
Seed sown thin
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Thin

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.
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Thin

Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.
In the day, when the air is more thin.
Satan, bowing lowHis gray dissimulation, disappeared,Into thin air diffused.
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Thin

Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.
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Thin

Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.
Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.
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Thin

Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.
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Thin

Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.
Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.
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Thin

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.
My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.
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Thin

Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.
Spain is thin sown of people.
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Thin

To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).
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Thin

To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.
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Thin

Lose thickness; become thin or thinner
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Thin

Make thin or thinner;
Thin the solution
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Thin

Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;
Cut bourbon
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Thin

Take off weight
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Thin

Of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section;
Thin wire
A thin chiffon blouse
A thin book
A thin layer of paint
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Thin

Lacking excess flesh;
You can't be too rich or too thin
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look
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Thin

Very narrow;
A thin line across the page
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Thin

Having little substance or significance;
A flimsy excuse
Slight evidence
A tenuous argument
A thin plot
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Thin

Not dense;
A thin beard
Trees were sparse
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Thin

Relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous;
Air is thin at high altitudes
A thin soup
Skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk
Thin oil
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Thin

(of sound) lacking resonance or volume;
A thin feeble cry
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Thin

Lacking spirit or sincere effort;
A thin smile
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Thin

Without viscosity;
The blood was flowing thin
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