film noir noun definition in Types of film topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

film noir

 noun: Types of film topic
1 [uncountable] a style of making films/movies in which there are strong feelings of fear or evil; films/movies made in this style2 [countable] (pl. films noirs BrE /ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑː(r)/ ; NAmE /ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑːr/ ) a film made in this style