There are 2 main definitions of Old World in English:

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Old World 1

Pronunciation: /ˌōld ˈwərld/
Europe, Asia, and Africa, regarded collectively as the part of the world known before the discovery of the Americas. Compare with New World.

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Syllabification: Old World

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There are 2 main definitions of Old World in English:

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old-world 2

Pronunciation:
(also old world; Old World)

adjective

Belonging to or associated with former times, especially when considered quaint and attractive: medieval towns that still retain old-world charm
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  • Here the ritual of the election night is a quaint old-world tradition closer to pantomime than politics.
  • While electric lights and barricades, in a spirit of technological renovation enable greater study and ensure much-needed protection, they take away the magic and old-world charm that one associates with temple architecture.
  • Sally said: ‘We are enchanted by the quaint old-world atmosphere in Cheam Village and like the idea of tradition and old values.’

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Syllabification: old-world

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