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local color

noun

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

Full Definition of LOCAL COLOR

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

Examples of LOCAL COLOR

  1. a writer who uses local color in his stories

First Known Use of LOCAL COLOR

1868

Rhymes with LOCAL COLOR

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