Definition of film noir noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    film noir

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑːr//
     
    (from French) Types of film
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a style of making films/movies in which there are strong feelings of fear or evil; films/movies made in this style See related entries: Types of film
  2. 2[countable] (pl. films noirs
    BrE BrE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɪlm ˈnwɑːr//
     
    )
    a film made in this style See related entries: Types of film
  3. Word OriginFrench, literally ‘black film’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: film noir