Pronunciation: (wel'wôrn', -wōrn'), [key]
1. showing the effects of extensive use or wear: well-worn carpets.
2. trite, hackneyed, or stale: a well-worn saying.
3. fittingly or becomingly worn or borne: a well-worn reserve that never seems haughty.
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