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.
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How to use local color in a sentence
Paul Psychiatrists per capita: 44 Stress: 51 Eccentricity: 15 Drinking: 30 (tie) local color: At the Minneapolis-St.
The latter came to rough it in local color, the former to dream of a better world.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
It was Harwood's habit to spend a day in the towns he visited, gathering local color and collecting anecdotal matter.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
Full of local color and rich in quaint phraseology and suggestion.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
A third paper may speak of an interesting theme which may be called the local color of songs.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
As to style, no one cared for that, not even the author; as to ideas—zero; as to local color—non est.Parisians in the Country | Honore de Balzac