toned-down

adjective \ ˈtōnd-ˈdau̇n \

Definition of toned-down

: reduced or softened in intensity, forcefulness, etc. : restrained, subdued
  • It was a toned-down version of a raunchy tune he sung in minstrel shows.
  • —Charles Seabrook
  • The toned-down bar has reclaimed paneling, weathered couches and a cocktail menu without bottle service.
  • —Benjamin Detrick

First Known Use of toned-down

1897

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