local color


noun

distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality.
Fine Arts. the natural color of a particular object as it appears in normal light.

Nearby words

  1. local anesthesia,
  2. local anesthetic,
  3. local area network,
  4. local asphyxia,
  5. local authority,
  6. local colour,
  7. local death,
  8. local examinations,
  9. local flap,
  10. local government

Origin of local color

First recorded in 1715–25

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