Definition of old country in English:

old country

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(the old country)
  • The native country of a person who has gone to live abroad.
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    • There was an amazingly diverse audience at the show, proving that Celtic music is not just for old folk from the old country - long live the fiddle!
    • The gentleman was an old friend of Maurice's father, from the old country.
    • It is perfectly worth his while to pay, besides these high wages, the cost of the passage of free labour from the old country to the colony.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody