Definition of old-face in US English:

old-face

adjective

Typography
  • Designating or relating to any of various Roman typefaces characterized by oblique stress, bracketed serifs, little contrast between thick and thin strokes, and great variation in character widths.

noun

Typography
  • A typeface of this kind.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From old + face. Compare earlier old style and old-faced.

Pronunciation

old-face

/ˈəʊl(d) feɪs/