[ toh-nee ]
/ ˈtoʊ ni /
adjective, ton·i·er, ton·i·est. Informal.
high-toned; stylish: a tony nightclub.
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Words nearby tony
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Example sentences from the Web for toniest
In 1995, Klyce's sister, Emily Klyce Fisher, was brutally slain in her home in one of Memphis' toniest neighborhoods.Mysterious Murder of Bush Official: John P. Wheeler III Found Dead in Delaware Landfill|Christine Pelisek, Pat Wingert|January 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But it was only the most toniest people who did that kind of a trick.Olof Krarer, The Esquimaux Lady|Olof Krarer
British Dictionary definitions for toniest (1 of 2)
/ (ˈtəʊnɪ) /
adjective tonier or toniest
US and Canadian informal stylish or distinctive; classy
Word Origin for tony
C20: from tone
British Dictionary definitions for toniest (2 of 2)
/ (ˈtəʊnɪ) /
noun plural Tonies or Tonys
any of several medallions awarded annually in the United States by a professional school for the performing arts for outstanding achievement in the theatre
Word Origin for Tony
from Tony, the nickname of Antoinette Perry (died 1946), US actress and producer
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