local color

noun

Definition of local color

: 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

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First Known Use of local color

1829

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Definition of local color for English Language Learners

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


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