Pronunciation: (tin'ē), [key]
—adj., -ni•er, -ni•est.
1. of or like tin.
2. containing tin.
3. lacking in timbre or resonance; sounding thin or twangy: a tinny piano.
4. not strong or durable; flimsy; shoddy.
5. having the taste of tin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.