There are 2 definitions of old style in English:

old style1

Syllabification: old style


1A style that is no longer current, common, or fashionable: the old style of gabled manor
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  • In effort to keep up with vintage starving fashionistas, European designers and activewear manufactures are ‘reissuing ‘their old styles in limited editions.’
  • It could do with a bit of sprucing up… too many old styles out there.
  • He worked in old styles with an aggressive panache that won him enormous celebrity in Japan (a nation of rule-followers that tends to celebrate the most flagrant rule-breakers).
1.1 Printing An early style of type characterized by strokes of relatively equal thickness and the use of serifs, often slanted.
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  • Old style fonts have a traditional, warm friendly feel to them.
  • Poynter Old Style Text is part of the Font Bureau Readability Series, and is not available for purchase via our website.


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Denoting or according to a style that is no longer current: old-style farmers urban centers of old-style manufacturing
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  • Now, whether it was for a bike for old style ladies or an old style bike for females didn't really bother me.
  • A revival of this style of the old style ballroom dancing was re-run at St. Brigid's Hall dating back to 1986 and it raised money for the new Health Centre at Teeling Street.
  • It not only cleaning vehicles which wastes water, old style toilets are also a big consumer of water, according to the Shanghai Labour Daily.

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There are 2 definitions of old style in English:

Old Style2

Syllabification: Old Style
(abbreviation: OS)


The method of calculating dates using the Julian calendar.
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  • The armed insurrection in Petrograd (formerly St Petersburg), the beginning of the ‘Great October Socialist Revolution’, began on 24 October, Old Style, or 6 November.

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