old style


old style

noun

Definition of OLD STYLE

1
capitalized O&S :  a style of reckoning time used before the adoption of the Gregorian calendar
2
:  a style of type distinguished by graceful irregularity among individual letters, bracketed serifs, and but slight contrast between light and heavy strokes

First Known Use of OLD STYLE

1617

Old Style

adjective

Definition of OLD STYLE

:  using or according to the Julian calendar

First Known Use of OLD STYLE

1678

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