\ 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

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Keeping things compact without sacrificing style, this pretty option has elegant curves and a tasteful two-toned look. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All kinds of small dining tables for under $500," 1 Oct. 2018 Two-toned blues offer a fun departure from the stack of nearly-identical denim already in your closet. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 There are countless hues to choose from, too: A rich, warm mahogany hue might suit some people, while a cool-toned coffee or cedar-brown will be a better route for others. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "19 Beautiful Dark Brown Hair Colors to Inspire Your Next Dye Job," 11 Aug. 2018 The soft seafoam green of the paper works well with the gray-toned, subdued palette of the space; it's eye-catching but not overwhelming. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Need Wall Art Ideas? Try Framing A Piece Of Wallpaper," 23 Jan. 2019 Her look perfectly matched the models that walked among her, who were all clad in white and neutral-toned lingerie and feathered wings. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Halsey Wore Her Bra and Underwear as an Outfit on the Red Carpet," 9 Nov. 2018 Although these Flashing Lights powders are easily the most vivid shades in KKW Beauty's relatively short, mostly neutral-toned history, the brand has dabbled in the occasional bright color before. Marci Robin, Allure, "KKW Beauty Is Launching Super-Colorful Flashing Lights Powders for Kim’s Birthday," 15 Oct. 2018 Clearly, Kylie has her pre-baby body back, showing off her toned stomach. Fox News, "Kylie Jenner flaunts post-baby body in new photo with baby Stormi," 19 July 2018 The photo on the left shows a more toned torso, a more even skin tone, and other slight changes. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Iskra Lawrence Side By Side Instagram Post Shows Effects of Photo Editing," 17 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of toned

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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