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Noun: noir  nwaa(r)
  1. A movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
    "film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s";
    - film noir
Adjective: noir  nwaa(r)
  1. (of film or fiction) featuring bleak settings and cynical characters

Derived forms: noirs

Type of: film, flick [informal], motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic [informal], picture, picture show

Encyclopedia: Noir, c'est noir