Definition of film noir noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    film noir

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑr//
     
    (from French)
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a style of making movies in which there are strong feelings of fear or evil; movies made in this style
  2. 2[countable] (pl. films noirs
    NAmE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑr//
     
    )
    a movie made in this style
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: film noir