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Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊni/

adjective (tonier, toniest)

North American informal
Fashionable among wealthy or stylish people: a tony restaurant
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  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century: from tone (noun) + -y1.

Words that rhyme with tony

abalone, Albinoni, Annigoni, Antonioni, baloney, Bodoni, boloney, bony, calzone, cannelloni, canzone, cicerone, coney, conversazione, coronae, crony, Gaborone, Giorgione, macaroni, Manzoni, Marconi, mascarpone, minestrone, Moroni, Mulroney, padrone, panettoni, pepperoni, phoney, polony, pony, rigatoni, Shoshone, Sloaney, stony, Toni, zabaglione

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Tony 2 Line breaks: Tony
Pronunciation: /ˈtəʊni/

noun (plural Tonys)

(In the US) any of a number of awards given annually for outstanding achievement in the theatre in various categories.
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  • 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.

Origin

1940s: from the nickname of Antoinette Perry (1888–1946), American actress and director.

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