old style

Also, oldstyle. 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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old style
printing a type style reviving the characteristics of old face

Old Style
Compare New Style the former method of reckoning dates using the Julian calendar

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Example sentences
It told of the wonders of their product over old style wax.
We are replacing these old style printers with laser printers that do not have impact capability.
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