\ ˈtōnd \

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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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 The model was spotted leaving the party on the arm of her boyfriend wearing a more casual nude-toned mini dress and pink glittery high-top sneakers. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Went Braless in 2 See-Through Looks at the VS After Party," 9 Nov. 2018 Clad in a bright two-toned unitard, Bey paid tribute to the unrivaled queen of Olympic track and field, Florence Griffith–Joyner. Aja Romano, Vox, "Beyoncé and Jay–Z paid tribute to black athletes — and black power — for Halloween," 1 Nov. 2018 In a range of Insta-friendly hues, Harriet Caslin alters porcelain into unique tableware designs and two-toned lighting, casting a beautiful glow on your next dinner party. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "Go Inside The London Design Festival, AKA Fashion Week For Decor Addicts," 2 Oct. 2018 For a three-toned look like Bella's, dust your crease with a shimmery bronze, then layer a metallic metal or silver from the center of the lid to the outer corner. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Bella Hadid Wore a Glittery Smoky Eye During Paris Fashion Week," 26 Sep. 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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