Film noir is defined as a genre of urban crime movies from the 1940s and 1950s with a melodramatic, bleak or cynical feel.(noun)
An example of film noir is a Humphrey Bogart movie.
See film noir in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, lit., black film
See film noir in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: : film, film
Origin: + noir, black.
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