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English definition of “noir”

noir

noun [C/U]    /nwɑr/ (also film noir)
a type of movie , usually filmed in a city , that shows the world as an unhappy , violent place in which many unpleasant people live , or a film of this type : The film is a classic noir with an unusual mix of political satire .
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