old style


Definition of old style

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Old Style


Definition of Old Style (Entry 2 of 2)

: using or according to the Julian calendar

Examples of old style in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lager is an old style often made by large brewing companies – think Budweiser, Miller Lite, Coors. Marc Bona, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2021 Jessica Camerata, a 34-year-old style blogger in Atlanta, is trying to navigate romantic life without alcohol for the first time. Sophie Vershbow, Vogue, 22 June 2021 The Mitzi by Hudson Valley Coco chandelier is a mod interpretation of an age-old style. BostonGlobe.com, 11 June 2021 At his winery Domaine Glinavos, now supervised by his son Thomas, Lefteris revived an old style of wine that’s traditional to the mountainous region of Ioannina. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Six designers present new ways with an age-old style. Kate Matthams, Forbes, 16 May 2021 The old style of business management, to use McChrystal's analogy, is akin to playing a game of chess, in which the movement of each piece is dictated by the chess master. Bruno Guicardi, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Smith signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds, and a switch to the National League in the old style with double-switches and more opportunities off the bench might suit him better. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 22 Dec. 2020 He was trained in the Cleveland Indians’ school of integrating analytics with old style baseball common sense. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 13 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of old style


1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Old style.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20style. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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