Definition of local colour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


local colour

BrE BrE//ˌləʊkl ˈkʌlə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌloʊkl ˈkʌlər//
(especially US English local color) [uncountable]
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the typical things, customs, etc. in a place that make it interesting, and that are used in a picture, story or film/movie to make it seem real