adjective French.

black; noting the black numbers in roulette.

Compare rouge. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of noir

Historical Examples of noir

  • You could not be 'Blanche,' could you, pet, unless you were 'Blanche et Noir'?

  • A similar mental state has been observed by Noir in other hydrocephalics.

  • Echolalia in the blind has been made the subject of an interesting study by Noir.

  • Noir gives an interesting example of the evolution of the process.

  • Molière, one fancies, might have looked out upon the world just so—from 'ce petit coin sombre, avec mon noir chagrin'.

British Dictionary definitions for noir



(of a film) showing characteristics of a film noir, in plot or style
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