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noir

noun [C/U]  /nwɑr/ (also film noir) us  
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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