Definition of Old style

1. Noun. A typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes.

Exact synonyms: Old Style Font
Generic synonyms: Proportional Font
Antonyms: Modern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Style

old salt
old saw
old saws
old school
old school tie
old sight
old skool
old sledge
old sod
old soul
old souls
old sport
old squaw
old stager
old stick
old style (current term)
old style font
old sweat
old sweats
old time
old time used to be
old times
old timey
old wine in a new bottle
old wives' tale
old wives' tales
old women

Literary usage of Old style

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Manual of Style: A Compilation of Typographical Rules Governing the by University of Chicago Press (1911)
"8 50 old style Italic No. 8 51 Ornaments 106-15 Pontiac 7°-?i Porson Greek 44 Post old style 73 Priory Text 92 Remington Typewriter 88 Remington Typewriter, ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1918)
"N HOSPITAL" STAFF-NURSE: old style The greater masters of the commonplace, REMBRANDT and good SIR WALTER—only these Could paint her all to you: experienced ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This, with the difference of 11 days between old style and New Style, accounts for many apparent discrepancies in dates). New Haven Colony Theophilus Eaton. ..."

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