: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toned-down was in 1897

Dictionary Entries Near toned-down

Cite this Entry

“Toned-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toned-down. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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