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  1. Giallo

    Giallo is an Italian 20th-century genre of literature and film, which in Italian indicates crime fiction and mystery. In the English language it refers to a genre similar to the French fantastique genre and includes elements of horror fiction and eroticism. The word "giallo" is Italian for "yellow" and stems from the origin of the genre in Italy as a series of cheap paperback mystery novels which all had trademark yellow covers.

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(of) the colour of gold, the yolk of an egg etc

a yellow dress; yellow sands; Yellow is my favourite colour.

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