\ ˈtōnd How to pronounce toned (audio) \

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 Wearing a pair of two-toned spectator shoes is not really something most men would be comfortable with. Lois Fenton, Arkansas Online, "Less is more when it comes to accessories, contrast colors," 11 Apr. 2021 The two-toned fur on her adorable face, giving her the appearance of two different kittens merged! Jen Juneau,, "Meet Apricot, the Adorable and 'Rare' Chimera Rescue Kitten with a Two-Toned Face," 5 Apr. 2021 Celebrate the rebirth with this two-toned plant that brings the outdoors inside. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "18 beautiful flower arrangements to send this Easter," 26 Mar. 2021 After inspiring millions of two-toned hair looks, Grammy-winning musician Billie Eilish has taken the next step in her hair journey. Tatjana Freund, Marie Claire, "Billie Eilish Is a Blonde Now," 17 Mar. 2021 The rest of Hadid's outfit exuded her typical neo-bohemian street style, including a lime-green knit beanie, a gray cardigan with floral and paisley prints, two-toned gray jeans, and chunky black boots. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Wears Baby Khai's Name on a Gold-Plated Necklace During Milan Fashion Week," 2 Mar. 2021 And fine watches are an investment: The smaller version of the two-toned Cartier Tank Francaise currently retails for just under $6,000. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Already Has the Prettiest Heirloom for Her Daughter," 12 Mar. 2021 Rosé kept it chic with a black three-quarter zip dress, while Jennie is the ultimate cool girl in a two-toned denim set. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Blackpink Stars in New Adidas Campaign," 5 Mar. 2021 An image from my sepia-toned memory in the 1950s: by a summery wheat field freckled with poppies in northern France, English vacationers have halted for tea. New York Times, "The Brexit Fight, Through a Reporter’s Prism of a Changed Continent," 26 Dec. 2020

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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 16 Apr. 2021.

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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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