film noir for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (fɪlm nwɑːʳ)
Word forms: films noir
Film noir refers to a type of film or a style of film-making which shows the world as a dangerous or depressing place where many people suffer, especially because of the greed or cruelty of others. ⇒ ...a remake of the 1947 film noir classic, Kiss of Death. ⇒ ...a fast-moving, often implausible, always stylish film noir.