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[nwar] /nwar/
adjective, French.
black; noting the black numbers in roulette.
Compare rouge. Unabridged
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  • The resulting extract is kept in a tightly corked bottle for making café au lait or café noir as required.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • You could not be 'Blanche,' could you, pet, unless you were 'Blanche et noir'?

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • "Vingt-quatre, noir, pair et passe," announced the calm voice.

    The Guests Of Hercules C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Echolalia in the blind has been made the subject of an interesting study by noir.

  • noir remarks very justly that intermediate forms occur which are difficult to place in one or other category.

  • Molière, one fancies, might have looked out upon the world just so—from 'ce petit coin sombre, avec mon noir chagrin'.

    Landmarks in French Literature G. Lytton Strachey
British Dictionary definitions for noir


(of a film) showing characteristics of a film noir, in plot or style
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film noir
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