- Local color is defined as the characteristics and traits that make a location unique.
The foods, shops and attitudes of the people in a town are an example of the local color.
local color definition by Webster's New World
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behavior, speech, etc. characteristic of a certain region or time, depicted in a novel, play, etc. to add authenticity
local color definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it.
- The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work.