Definition Of thin


(of a sound) faint and high-pitched.

a thin, reedy little voice

denoting a specified degree of thinness.


having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse.

a depressingly thin crowd

having opposite surfaces or sides close together; of little thickness or depth.

thin slices of bread

hit (a ball) above its center.

The lie was not great and the shot was slightly thinned , the ball finishing as much as 40 feet past the cup.

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Example Of thin

  • A thin veil of fog had rolled in off the bay, obscuring his view and coating the area in a pale gray-white mist.

  • A hole has been torn in the thin veil of ozone just above the Antarctic.

  • Add enough water to thin the consistency of the dressing so it can be drizzled over salad.

  • And the thin jacket she'd worn did nothing to ward off the distinct chill that heralded coming rain.

  • Another method of treatment is acupuncture, which involves the insertion of thin needles into the body to regulate and redirect the flow of qi.

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