Definition of age-old in English:

age-old

adjective

  • Having existed for a very long time.

    ‘the haunting, age-old love call of the prairie chicken’
    • ‘This was another age-old tradition that was still being done; love had nothing to do with marriage.’
    • ‘It has proved to me the age-old saying that we don't know what we've got until it's gone.’
    • ‘Is it because of his respect for the age-old prejudice of the orthodoxy against these arts?’
    • ‘According to age-old tradition they follow the example of Shiva in this respect.’
    • ‘Such a state of confusing dilemma caused heavy blow to the age-old traditions and beliefs of these cultures.’
    • ‘Women are subject to this discourse both in the name of religion as well as in the name of age-old customs and traditions.’
    • ‘Hard Times 3 depicts the lives of a family in Kerry and includes the age-old themes of love and death.’
    • ‘One is an age-old Scottish tradition, while most people are guilty of doing the other at some stage in their lives.’
    • ‘Should everyone respect our age-old civil liberties and the rule of law?’
    • ‘We must realise that there is an element of truth in all the age-old traditions.’
    • ‘Hiding behind the sofa is an age-old ritual for younger viewers of Doctor Who.’
    • ‘Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, an age-old tradition has been corrupted.’
    • ‘We recognise the value of belonging to a culture: the age-old rituals, the candles, the specialness.’
    • ‘St. Patrick's Day is an age-old tradition celebrated by the Irish all over the world.’
    • ‘Iraq and Egypt formed the confluence of ancient cultures with age-old traditions of their own.’
    • ‘Pupils of Wanborough Primary School packed their village church yesterday to carry on an age-old tradition.’
    • ‘Britain has an age-old tradition of Euro scepticism that goes back to well before the Second World War.’
    • ‘The language carries its own values, the comforting familiarity of its age-old prejudices.’
    • ‘The age-old tradition has been to grow cotton in villages where it was not possible to plant rice.’
    • ‘They were carrying out an age-old tradition which goes back into the mists of time.’
    traditional, established, long-established, long-standing, long-lived, old-time, historic, age-old, folk, old-world, ancestral, enduring, lasting
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Pronunciation:

age-old

/ˈājˌōld/