Local Color Definition

The interest or flavor of a locality imparted by the customs and sights peculiar to it.
American Heritage
Behavior, speech, etc. characteristic of a certain region or time, depicted in a novel, play, etc. to add a feeling of authenticity.
Webster's New World
The use of regional detail in a literary or an artistic work.
American Heritage

Aspects of a location that distinguish it from neighboring communities; the collective customs, mannerisms, fashions, artwork, accents or traditions of an area.


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