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English translation of 'noir'

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noir

[nwaʀ ]
Word forms: noir, noire
adjective
1.  (couleur) black
Elle porte une robe noire. She’s wearing a black dress.
2.  [personne] black
Elle est noire. She’s black.
3.  (obscur) dark
Il fait noir dehors. It’s dark outside.
masculine noun/feminine noun
1.  (personne, homme) black man
2.  (femme) black woman
masculine noun
1.  (couleur) black
Le noir lui va bien. Black suits him.
2.  (obscurité) dark
avoir peur du noir to be afraid of the dark
Il n’y voyait plus rien dans le noir. He couldn’t see anything in the dark.
3.  (autre locution)
au noir [acheter, vendre] on the black market
le travail au noir moonlighting
feminine noun
(Music) crotchet (Brit)quarter note (USA)

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Example Sentences Including 'noir'

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Ces deux écueils, qui guettent le jeune XXIe siècle, montrent en tout cas que le choix est plus complexe que blanc ou noir.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
La psychose des clignotants rouges dans le ciel noir est à son comble.
Collectif (Edel, Patrick & Wolfram, Bernard) Carnets d'aventures, Spécial, 2/1989
Le rebond des marchés et la chute des cours de l'or noir l'ont illustré hier.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Un vrai récital pour nous tous seuls entre les miroirs et le grand piano noir.
Marie Claire

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'noir' in Other Languages

British English: black /blæk/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is black is of the darkest colour that there is, the colour of the sky at night when there is no light at all.
He was wearing a black coat with a white collar.
  • American English: black
  • Arabic: أَسْوَد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: preto
  • Chinese: 黑的
  • Croatian: crn
  • Czech: černý
  • Danish: sort
  • Dutch: zwart
  • European Spanish: negro
  • Finnish: musta
  • French: noir
  • German: schwarz
  • Greek: μαύρος
  • Italian: nero
  • Japanese: 黒い
  • Korean: 검은
  • Norwegian: sort
  • Polish: czarny
  • European Portuguese: preto
  • Romanian: negru
  • Russian: черный
  • Latin American Spanish: negro
  • Swedish: svart
  • Thai: ดำ
  • Turkish: siyah
  • Ukrainian: чорний
  • Vietnamese: đen màu
British English: dark /dɑːk/ NOUN
The dark is the lack of light in a place.
I've always been afraid of the dark.
  • American English: dark
  • Arabic: ظَلام
  • Brazilian Portuguese: escuro
  • Chinese: 黑暗
  • Croatian: mrak
  • Czech: tma
  • Danish: mørke
  • Dutch: donker
  • European Spanish: oscuridad
  • Finnish: pimeä
  • French: noir
  • German: Dunkel
  • Greek: σκοτάδι
  • Italian: buio
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 어둠
  • Norwegian: mørke
  • Polish: ciemność
  • European Portuguese: escuro
  • Romanian: întuneric
  • Russian: тьма
  • Latin American Spanish: oscuridad
  • Swedish: mörker
  • Thai: ความมืด
  • Turkish: karanlık
  • Ukrainian: темрява
  • Vietnamese: bóng tối

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Translation of noir from the Collins French to English
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