: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Old World
old-world traditions/attitudes/beliefs Many recipes for old-world cakes … call for whisking egg yolks with sugar until a pale yellow foam forms.—Ben Mims Pronghorns, distinctly North American and not allied to old-world goats or antelope, are the fastest land mammals on earth after cheetahs.—Ted Williams
: having the charm or picturesque qualities of the Old World
… the house radiates a European sensibility … By recognizing and building upon this appealing old-world integrity, Joanne Deakins has placed the definitive stamp of her own decorating taste and style on the home's interior and furnishings. —Southern Accents The hotel is very old-world, and the tall dining room has all the accoutrements that a luxury hotel once required. —Lillian Langseth-Christensen
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