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n. pl. To·nys
A trademark for an award presented by the American Theatre Wing for excellence in the production and creation of Broadway shows.


also ton·ey  (tō′nē)
adj. ton·i·er, ton·i·est Informal
Marked by an elegant or exclusive manner or quality: a tony country club.

[From tone.]


adj, tonier or toniest
informal US and Canadian stylish or distinctive; classy
[C20: from tone]


n, pl Tonies or Tonys
(Theatre) any of several medallions awarded annually in the United States by a professional school for the performing arts for outstanding achievement in the theatre
[from Tony, the nickname of Antoinette Perry (died 1946), US actress and producer]


(ˈtoʊ ni)

adj. ton•i•er, ton•i•est.
high-toned; stylish; swank: a tony nightclub.
[1875–80, Amer.]


(ˈtoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nys.
one of a group of awards given annually by the American Theatre Wing for superior achievements in production and performance in the Broadway theater.
[1947; after the nickname of U.S. actress and producer Antoinette Perry (1888–1946)]
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also toney
Informal. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, sharp, snappy, swish, trendy.
Slang: with-it.


[ˈtəʊnɪ] ADJ (US) → de buen tono, elegante
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