tone in with (something)

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tone in with (something)

British
: to match the color of (something)
  • That tie tones in well with your suit.

Word by Word Definitions

tone play
  1. : vocal or musical sound of a specific quality

  2. : a sound of definite pitch and vibration

  3. : whole step

  1. : to impart tone to : strengthen

  2. : to soften or reduce in intensity, color, appearance, or sound : mellow

  3. : to change the normal silver image of (something, such as a photographic print) into a colored image

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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