noir Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"noir" in British English

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uk   /nwɑːr/  us   /nwɑːr/
used for ​describingfilms or ​books that show the ​world as being ​unpleasant, ​strange, or ​cruel: a noir ​thriller
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adjective uk   us   /ˈnwɑː.rɪʃ/
(Definition of noir from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"noir" in American English

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noirnoun [C/U]

 us   /nwɑr/ (also film noir)
a ​type of ​movie, usually ​filmed in a ​city, that ​shows the ​world as an ​unhappy, ​violentplace in which many ​unpleasantpeoplelive, or a film of this ​type: The film is a ​classic noir with an ​unusualmix of ​politicalsatire.
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