or two-toned

[ too-tohn ]

  1. having two colors or two shades of the same color: a two-tone automobile.

Origin of two-tone

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby two-tone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use two-tone in a sentence

  • That present snap of two-tone complaint suggested that the land was empty of strangers.

    Storm Over Warlock | Andre Norton
  • It is a two-tone, two-colored car, blue body and a cream-colored trim, which extends across the hood.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The Sirian wore a pince-nez, a dignified two-piece jumper in a charcoal color, sedate two-tone boots and a black string-tie.

  • A two-tone "Y-es" with the second unit high-pitched suggests the very opposite of plain "Yes."

    Certain Success | Norval A. Hawkins
  • Hers—long, heavy, meticulously middle-parted and dressed—was a startling two-tone job.

    The Galaxy Primes | Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for two-tone


  1. of two colours or two shades of the same colour

  2. (esp of sirens, car horns, etc) producing or consisting of two notes

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