toned

adjective
\ 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 Not one of the extreme ones, but the kind that lets the little things, like freckles, show through while giving you a more even-toned and soft-focus complexion. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 12 May 2022 Backlit blush is also a way into the shimmer blush trend that feels a little more toned down, and with zero chances of looking overly glittery—just lit-from-within. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, 18 Apr. 2022 The result: fresher, clearer, more even-toned skin. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021 Patrick O’Hara is an extravagantly entertaining character who channels actor Nathan Lane, albeit taller and more toned. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 May 2021 During the Closing Ceremony, the L’Oréal spokeswoman walked the carpet in a stunning emerald green gown that showed off her super-toned arms. Good Housekeeping Editors, Good Housekeeping, 30 May 2022 According to Perry, those looking to dip a toe into waters of fantasy should consider a touch of warm-toned neon. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 13 May 2022 But a warm-toned, natural-looking black can add a sophisticated, contemporary feel to plumbing, kitchen accents and more. Avery Newmark, ajc, 30 Mar. 2022 The silver ensemble showed off their toned figure while black pants flared at the bottom. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of toned

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

15 Jun 2022

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“Toned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toned. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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