old style

noun

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

adjective

Definition of Old Style (Entry 2 of 2)

: using or according to the Julian calendar

First Known Use of old style

Noun

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1667, in the meaning defined above

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