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noir British & World English

A genre of crime film or fiction characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity

film noir British & World English

A style or genre of cinematographic film marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, and menace. The term was originally applied (by a group of French critics) to American thriller or detective films made in the period 1944–54 and to the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder

pied noir British & World English

A person of European origin who lived in Algeria during French rule, especially one who returned to Europe after Algeria was granted independence

beurre noir British & World English

French term for black butter.

Nordic noir British & World English

A type of Scandinavian crime fiction and television drama that typically features dark storylines and bleak urban settings

rouge et noir British & World English

A gambling card game in which cards are turned up on a table marked with red and black diamonds

Pinot British & World English

Any of several varieties of wine grape, especially the chief varieties Pinot Noir, a black grape, and Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, white grapes

Pinot Noir in Pinot British & World English

Any of several varieties of wine grape, especially the chief varieties Pinot Noir, a black grape, and Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, white grapes

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