noun \ˈnwär\

Definition of NOIR

:  crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings
:  film noir
noir adjective
noir·ish \-ish\ adjective

Origin of NOIR

short for film noir
First Known Use: 1980

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with NOIR


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