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Definition of toned

1 : having tone or a specified tone : characterized or distinguished by a tone
2 of paper : having a slight tint
3a : having the muscles firm and the skin taut toned arms
b of muscles : firm and strong toned abs

Examples of toned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ditching her once colorful highlights, the singer has returned to her two-toned roots. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Dua Lipa Wore an Adorable Strawberry Outfit," 9 Jan. 2020 In true Sia fashion, the singer wore a green and red two-toned wig that covered her eyes with a giant red bow affixed on top. Georgia Slater,, "Sia Jokes She's 'Trying' to 'Become a Kardashian' as She Performs at Family's Epic Christmas Bash," 25 Dec. 2019 The seat is available in seven warm-toned colors: dark orange, dark red, dark blue, light blue, grey, black, and of white. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "These Chairs Are Made of Household Garbage," 10 Jan. 2020 Harmon captioned a series of photos from the trip shared to Instagram, including snaps of her showing off her toned physique in a string bikini. Jen Juneau,, "Angie Harmon and Greg Vaughan Are Engaged: 'Marry Christmas!'," 26 Dec. 2019 Pictured was a two-toned burgundy striped shirt with the Adidas logo highlighted on the right sleeve in baby blue. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Rapids unveil 2020 schedule on same day new home uniforms potentially leaked," 19 Dec. 2019 Here, a cool-toned ivory helps open up a living room with light-colored accents. Chelsea Evers, Country Living, "12 Best Neutral Paint Colors You've Been Looking For," 5 Dec. 2019 Posen also designed Princess Eugenie’s filmy, blush-toned wedding reception gown for her 2018 nuptials. Time, "'Deeply Saddened' Designer Zac Posen Has Shut Down His Fashion Label," 4 Nov. 2019 Julie Flett’s dark-toned drawings capture the gentleness of the story. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Literary calendar: Duluth poet Louis Jenkins reads from new collection; Cheryl Minnema launches ‘Johnny’s Pheasant’," 27 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of toned

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Toned.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of toned

: having or showing strength or firmness
: having a certain type of tone or color

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