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EtymologyEdit

From film noir and French noir.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

noir (comparative more noir, superlative most noir)

  1. (film, TV) Of or pertaining to film noir, or the atmosphere associated with that genre
    • 2008, Jerold J. Abrams & Elizabeth Cooke, “Detection and the Logic of Abduction in The X-Files”, in The Philosophy of TV Noir[1], ISBN 0813124492, page 182:
      As a neo-Sherlock Holmes, however, Mulder is also a very noir version of the classic detective (just as Scully is a very noir Watson).

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NounEdit

noir (countable and uncountable, plural noirs)

  1. (film and TV, uncountable) Film noir.
  2. (film and TV, countable) A production in the style of film noir.
    • 2007, January 29, “Wendell Jamieson”, in Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt, Nights Are Noir in Fog City[2]:
      Several noirs, including “Raw Deal,” have been set here.

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FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Noir (for the noun with the sense "black person")

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French noir, from Old French noir, neir, from Latin nigrum, accusative of niger. Doublet of nègre.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

noir (feminine singular noire, masculine plural noirs, feminine plural noires)

  1. black in colour.
    Ce chat est noir. - This cat is black.
  2. drunk; inebriated.
    Il est noir. - He is drunk.
  3. black, of black ethnicity
    Il est noir. - He is black.

NounEdit

noir m (plural noirs, feminine noire)

  1. a black person
  2. a person whose hair is dark
  3. dark; darkness
    Je suis seul dans le noir. - I'm alone in the dark.

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Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir      brun
             rose              rouge, cramoisi              orange              jaune, crème
             vert citron              vert              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet, indigo              magenta, pourpre

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French noir, neir.

NounEdit

noir m (uncountable)

  1. black

AdjectiveEdit

noir m (feminine singular noire, masculine plural noirs, feminine plural noires)

  1. black

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Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier neir, from Latin nigrum, accusative of niger.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

noir m (oblique plural noirs, nominative singular noirs, nominative plural noir)

  1. black (color)

AdjectiveEdit

noir m (oblique and nominative feminine singular noire)

  1. black; having a black color

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