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olde-worlde
Pronunciation: / ˌoʊldiˈwərldi / Pronunciation: /ˌəʊldɪˈwəːldi/

Translation of olde-worlde in Spanish:

adjective

  • (British English) [humorous]
    Example sentences
    • While Americans still tend to favour the lush climate and silky white sands of the Caribbean, they are fast developing a predilection for crumbling European castles and quaint, olde worlde traditions.
    • Barely had I ventured four streets from my office when I stumbled upon an olde worlde store, the windows crammed with mouth-watering delicacies and the largest range of brightly coloured bottles I had ever seen.
    • Far from the red-carpeted olde worlde retreat it was when I last visited, it's now a contemporary bar with minimalist décor except for the odd chrome fixture and abstract painting.

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