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two-tone Line breaks: two-tone
Pronunciation: /ˈtuːtəʊn/

Definition of two-tone in English:


1Having two different shades or colours: a two-tone jacket
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  • Both were extolling the merits of the scooter - its pocket-friendly price, two-tone colour combination, and of course, a mobile-phone charger.
  • In work clothes, there are two-tone colours with the fabrics being soft, wrinkle-free and flexible.
  • The variance is nearly unbelievable; short or tall varieties, small or large flowers, two-tone flower colours, and they are single- or double-petalled.
2Emitting or consisting of two different sounds, typically alternately and at intervals: a two-tone horn
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  • Interest in the Specials has burgeoned lately with the use of the two-tone legends' ska sounds in advertisements.
  • The police officer followed him activating his vehicles blue flashing lights and two-tone horn.
  • Known officially as the Piercer it repeats 650 times per minute compared with 55 times for the traditional two-tone siren.


Example sentences
  • My favourite is the beautiful rich velvet red, but you can buy them in white and pink, and two-toned versions.
  • Around the age of 12, music really started to mean something to him and he became enamored with the rap renaissance as well as the whole embarrassing break dancing thing - complete with two-toned parachute pants.
  • Is Britain the only country that uses two-toned coins?
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