Toned

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tone \Tone\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Toned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toning}.]

1. To utter with an affected tone.

2. To give tone, or a particular tone, to; to tune. See {Tune}, verb (used with an object)

3. (Photog.) To bring, as a print, to a certain required shade of color, as by chemical treatment.

{To tone down}. (a) To cause to give lower tone or sound; to give a lower tone to. (b) (Paint.) To modify, as color, by making it less brilliant or less crude; to modify, as a composition of color, by making it more harmonius.

Its thousand hues toned down harmoniusly. --C. Kingsley. (c) Fig.: To moderate or relax; to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of; to soften.

The best method for the purpose in hand was to employ some one of a character and position suited to get possession of their confidence, and then use it to tone down their religious strictures. --Palfrey.

{To tone up}, to cause to give a higher tone or sound; to give a higher tone to; to make more intense; to heighten; to strengthen.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Toned \Toned\, adjective Having (such) a tone; -- chiefly used in composition; as, high-toned; sweet-toned.

{Toned paper}, paper having a slight tint, in distinction from paper which is quite white.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

toned

adjective

1: having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "shrill-toned"; "deep-toned"

2: having or distinguished by a tone; often used in combination; "full-toned"; "silver-toned" [ant: {toneless}]


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