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oldworldly

old-world
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohld-wurld]
    • /ˈoʊldˈwɜrld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ohld-wurld]
    • /ˈoʊldˈwɜrld/

Definitions of oldworldly word

  • adjective oldworldly of or relating to the ancient world or to a former period of history. 1
  • adjective oldworldly of or relating to the Old World: old-world customs. 1
  • adjective oldworldly characteristic of the Old World; quaint; traditional. 1

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Origin of oldworldly

First appearance:

before 1705
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1705-15

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Parts of speech for Oldworldly

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

oldworldly popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oldworldly usage trend in Literature

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