noun (plural Tonys)
- Any of a number of awards given annually in the US for outstanding achievement in the theater in various categories.More example sentences
- It has collected over 30 international theatre awards including three Tonys for the Broadway production.
- This two-part epic won about every major theatrical award, including two Tonys and a Pulitzer Prize.
- The musical has won over 50 international theatre awards, including eight Tonys.
1940s: from the nickname of Antoinette Perry (1888–1946), US actress and director.
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adjective (tonier, toniest)North American • informal
- Fashionable among wealthy or stylish people: a tony restaurantMore example sentences
stylish, fashionable, high-class, uptown, posh; salubrious
- There's a fear that the valley may grow from a place where people of modest means can live and work into a tony enclave for wealthy second-home owners.
- Fried chicken gets the respect it deserves at his tony restaurant.
- Until recently, mache - also known as lamb's lettuce or corn salad and a longtime staple in France - could be found here mainly in tony restaurants and upscale markets.