local color

noun

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


LOCAL COLOR Defined for English Language Learners

local color

noun

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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