noir

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noun \ˈnwär\

Definition of noir

  1. 1 :  crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak sleazy settings an example of classic noir

  2. 2 :  film noir a comedy dressed in the trappings of an edgy noir

noir

adjective

noirish

play \ˈnwär-ish\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of noir

short for film noir



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