An example of something thin is a thin coat of paint.
An example of something thin is a menu with only five items on it.
An example of to thin is to add milk to a chocolate sauce.
An example of thin used as an adverb is the phrase "thin cut turkey" which means turkey that has been sliced small in depth.
A thin attempt.
The piano had a thin sound.
Spread the varnish thin if you don't want it to wrinkle.
Cut the cheese thin.
- Scanty in growth; sparsely distributed.thin hair.
- Small in size or number.thin receipts.
- Lacking body; not thick in consistency; watery.thin soup.
- Not dense or heavy.thin smoke, a thin snowfall.
- Rarefied, as air at high altitudes.
A thin voice.
A thin excuse.
A thin plot, thin argument.
The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.
A thin disguise.
Seed sown thin.
Origin of thin
- Middle English from Old English thynne ten- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition