: colored in two colors or in two shades of one color
two-tone shoes

Examples of two-tone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two-tone steel and charcoal gray design of the ARC strikes the perfect balance between stealth and sleek. By sunset, Sunset Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Elsewhere, Stella McCartney brings two-tone metals into the mix, while Loewe keeps it cool with silver only hardware. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 2 Nov. 2023 Different from many of the two-tone styles, the entire thing — straps, flap, and all — is a universal gray color, with even the silver hardware matching, too. Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 The two-tone iteration, Ref. WSSA0037, features a 39 mm steel case, a bezel with a durable amorphous diamond-like carbon (ADLC) coating, and a steel crown set with a faceted black synthetic spinel. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 26 Oct. 2023 But while these trends are often associated with beauty-capricious twenty-somethings, Charlize Theron just proved that a two-tone look can read more like a classic than a craze. Marci Robin, Allure, 26 Oct. 2023 The unique roadster has a show-stopping two-tone design that includes a couple of nods to the marque’s not-so-distant past. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2023 Finish by stamping it on your nail over the tulle and voilà: a two-tone snakeskin design. Lisa Desantis, Glamour, 18 Oct. 2023 The family saga/high-stakes thriller is set in the working-class neighborhoods of Coventry and Birmingham during the late 1970s, when Black, white and Asian youths were united in their love of ska and two-tone music. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of two-tone was in 1906

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“Two-tone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-tone. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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