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English definition of “old-world”

old-world

adjective [before noun]     approving
belonging to or typical of a period in the past: Much of the town centre retains its old-world charm, with buildings dating from Shakespeare's day. → Compare olde-worldeOld or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of old-world adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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