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Nordic noir

[ nawr dik nwar ]
/ ˈnɔr dɪk ˈnwar /
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noun
a genre of fictional literature, television, and film set in Scandinavia and featuring dark, complex stories of crime that unfold within an otherwise ordinary or bland social environment, usually expressed in very plain language: I’d read a bit of Nordic noir, but it wasn’t until I watched a miniseries from Denmark that I realized how awesome this genre is.
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Also called Scan·di·na·vi·an noir [skan duh-ney vee uhn nwar], /ˌskæn dəˈneɪ vi ən ˈnwar/, Scan·di noir [skan dee nwar] /ˈskæn di ˈnwar/ .

Origin of Nordic noir

First recorded in 2005–10; modeled on film noir
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