ton·​er | \ ˈtō-nər How to pronounce toner (audio) \

Definition of toner

: one that tones or is a source of tones: such as
a : a substance (such as a thermoplastic powder) used especially to develop an image (such as a latent xerographic image) on a piece of paper
b : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores
c : a solution used to impart color to a silver photographic image

Examples of toner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From a $7 Mario Badescu toner to an Honest Beauty lip balm (with a genius off-label use), scroll through to shop the star's very relatable top shelf. Megan Decker,, "The Simple Skin-Care Routine Jessica Biel Uses To Get Her Glow," 3 Mar. 2020 Another great company offering natural products is Andalou, which offers their Sensitive 1000 Roses Gift Set ($20) including an exfoliator, toner, mask and creams for the face. Jean Chen Smith,, "Valentine's Day gift guide 2020," 7 Feb. 2020 Miramax, the company he and his brother, Bob, founded, had been flirting with bankruptcy, to the point that employees were reusing copy-machine toner and working from home when the electric bills went unpaid. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, "A Tale of Two Harveys," 13 Jan. 2020 Use a full regime — with the cleanser and toner and serum and moisturizer that work with your skin type and that also address your skin concerns. Nicole Blades, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How You Can Nail the No-Makeup Makeup Look in Minutes," 11 Sep. 2019 Among them: toner, hot water salve, and for dandruff. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How to Get Rid of Dandruff," 6 June 2018 The line of products—all recyclable—includes a cleanser, milky toner, eye cream, and face cream, but the hero product is the new Super Potent Serum. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior's Celebrity Facialist Joanna Czech Spills Her Anti-Aging Tips," 23 Jan. 2020 The Rose Quartz, moisturizing toner ties with Amethyst because of how important skincare is to me. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Shop Black: This Globe-Trotter Is Taking Essential Oils To The Next Frontier," 22 Nov. 2019 The active ingredient is typically milder in essences than in toners, but both prep all skin types. Essence, "Everything You Need To Know To Get The Skin You Want This Year," 20 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of toner

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toner

tone entry 2 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of toner was in 1888

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30 Mar 2020

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“Toner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of toner

: a dark powder that is used like ink in machines that print and copy documents
: a liquid that is used to clean and tighten the skin


ton·​er | \ ˈtō-nər \

Medical Definition of toner

: one that tones a muscle toner especially : a liquid cosmetic for cleansing the skin and contracting the pores facial toners

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