adjective French.
black; noting the black numbers in roulette.
Compare rouge. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
noir (nwɑː)
(of a film) showing characteristics of a film noir, in plot or style

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
film noir
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Example sentences
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.
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