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local colour

noun [U] uk UK ( US local color)   us  
the special or unusual features of a place, especially as described or shown in a story, picture, or film to make it seem more real
Translations of “local colour”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指故事、圖片、電影中的)地方特色…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指故事、图片、电影中的)地方特色…
(Definition of local colour from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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