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or old-fan·gled  (ōld′făng′gəld)
adj. Informal

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derogatory out-of-date; old-fashioned
[C20: formed on analogy with newfangled]
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(ˈoʊldˈfæŋ gəld)

old-fashioned; of an older kind.
[1835–45; formed after newfangled]
old′fan′gled•ness, n.
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Populating a mostly merry planet with hip-swiveling, leaping, and ferocious lunging, these hard-working performers received little help from Stockhausen's old-fangled score (chimes, kazoo-type sounds, etc.), and could not, alas, bring the work a much-needed New World sensibility.
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