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local color

noun

Simple Definition of local color

  • : interesting information about a particular place and about the people who live there that is included in a story, movie, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of local color

  1. :  the presentation of the features and peculiarities of a particular locality and its inhabitants in writing

Examples of local color in a sentence

  1. a writer who uses local color in his stories



1868

First Known Use of local color

1868

Rhymes with local color


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