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

Examples of toned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this week, she was spotted in a more toned down take on the aesthetic while on a dog walk with her family in LA. Alex Kessler, Vogue, 21 Mar. 2024 Earlier this week, she was spotted in a more toned down take on the aesthetic while on a dog walk with her family in Florida. Alex Kessler, Glamour, 21 Mar. 2024 But becoming obsessed with a toned body could also stem from a negative body image or an overly restrictive diet, and there are misunderstandings about what having a toned body means or requires from each individual. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2024 After Riley rejected the idea, Falchuk pitched a more toned down angle for the scene. Michaela Zee, Variety, 9 Mar. 2024 The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 26, shared snaps of her toned stomach on her Instagram Story Wednesday while sporting an Alo sports bra and leggings. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), with assets valued at about $462 billion, had a similar, albeit more moderately toned, reaction. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 The body Like anyone else who remains so lean, lithe and toned in their fifties, Aniston works hard to achieve that body. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 First up, teaching artist Maria Guadalupe facilitates the Corner Garden morning art workshop, which uses black and white conté crayons on toned paper to create your own masterpiece. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of toned was in the 15th century

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“Toned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toned. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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