Definition of tiny adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtaɪni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪni//
(tinier, tiniest)
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  • very small in size or amount a tiny baby Only a tiny minority hold such extreme views.
  • Word Originlate 16th cent.: extension of obsolete tine, ‘small, diminutive’, of unknown origin.Extra examples Look at his little tiny fingers. Aren’t they cute? The minister appealed to the Cabinet not to target her comparatively tiny budget of £4 billion. His room is absolutely tiny. She felt the tiniest bit drunk. She held the tiny baby in her arms. The tiniest amount of this drug would knock out an elephant. There’s only one little tiny problem with the booking. We come from a tiny little town in up-state New York.Idioms
    the patter of tiny feet
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    (informal or humorous) a way of referring to children when somebody wants, or is going to have, a baby We can't wait to hear the patter of tiny feet.
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