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[nwar] /nwar/
adjective, French.
black; noting the black numbers in roulette.
Compare rouge. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for noir
  • The new genre is yet to be defined, but its sombre protagonists would fit better in a noir drama than in a burlesque.
  • Naturally, her hand-wringing only ratified the city's noir glamour.
  • Welcome to the heartland noir of a dangerous autumn.
  • His photographs have been compared to film noir, with their intense focus on the mental state of their protagonists.
  • Dah-ling, my looks in the realm of the noir are only realistically measured in megatons.
  • Incredible illustrations and a style that is about as noir as it gets.
  • In a sense, he's got all of film noir on his shoulders.
  • He was a jazzier kind of noir, and would go on to a long, lively career in film and television.
  • It's vintage-looking and cozy, and shows independent films and cinema noir.
British Dictionary definitions for noir


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


film noir
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