“How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?” Double Idemnity


BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD

Definition of film noir

plural

film noirs

-ˈnwär(z)or

films noir

or

films noirs

-ˈnwär

  1. :  a type of crime film featuring cynical malevolent characters in a sleazy setting and an ominous atmosphere that is conveyed by shadowy photography and foreboding background music; also:  a film of this type

First Known Use: 1930

See Words from the same year

When I am benumbed [14th c.] by the news I just adore [14th c.] a deep dive into language.

Source: the fabulous Merriam Webster.

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