old style



Also old·style. Printing. a type style differentiated from modern by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs.
(initial capital letters) time reckoned according to the Julian calendar.Compare New Style.


Also old-style. Typography. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals of which some part extends below the baseline.

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Origin of old style

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for old style

old style


printing a type style reviving the characteristics of old face

Old Style


the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendarCompare New Style
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