Adjective "Tiny" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Very small.
  1. 'Why do we spend so much on things that give us tiny increases in comfort at the expense of so many other people?'
  2. 'If they do then it will revolutionise ideas about how much tiny babies can learn.'
  3. 'The soft tissues under the skin are full of tiny blood vessels called capillaries.'
  4. 'He's painstakingly twisting tiny hoops of iron wire together to form a shirt of mail.'
  5. 'The railways may be in turmoil, but business is booming for one tiny bus and coach company.'
  6. 'Saffron is made up of tiny filaments that are the dried pollen stigmas of the saffron flower.'
  7. 'The instinctive lure of this tiny jewel of land would unerringly bring them back.'
  8. 'This was to be exchanged after six weeks for the coveted, customising tiny diamond.'
  9. 'Pollen is dust gathered by bees from stamens and collected from the hives as tiny pellets.'
  10. 'All along the river bed, women have dug down and spend hours scooping up water from tiny pools.'


A very young child.
  1. 'Before the afternoon was out, a class of tinies had a new and uproarious catchphrase.'
  2. 'This has nothing to do with biblical tales for tinies, but is the name of a weekly street party that can be heard by ships far out to sea.'
  3. 'We know perfectly well that TV for tinies can't possibly be educational because study after study shows that the more TV a pre-schooler watches, the less language skills they have.'
  4. 'The problem is that most people had my experience as a child and thus lack the treatment of the day as a festival for the tinies.'
  5. 'The huge, and free, Penguin Village welcomes tinies aged 3-12 into a world of bouncy castles, football, climbing frames, basketball and theatre.'
  6. 'Even the tinies of them looked every centimetre a ‘cricketer’ with all the trappings befitting a test player.'
  7. 'If tinies, I am a bully, if grown-ups a statistic.'


1. very small; minute; wee.

More examples(as adjective)

"organizations can be tiny in terms."

"volumes can be tiny at shares."

"staffs can be tiny in comparisons."

"volumes can be tiny out theres."

"volumes can be tiny in terms."

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Late 16th century: extension of obsolete tine, ‘small, diminutive’, of unknown origin.