toned-down

adjective
\ ˈtōnd-ˈdau̇n How to pronounce toned-down (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Toned-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toned-down. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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