What does noir mean?

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  1. noir(Noun)

    A production in the style of film noir

  2. noir(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to film noir, or the atmosphere associated with that genre

  3. Origin: From film noir and


  1. Noir

    Noir is a science fiction novel by K. W. Jeter, published in 1998. It uses the conventions of film noir – the alienated, doomed hero, the cynical private detective, the femme fatale, universal corruption and moral breakdown – to portray a dystopian vision of capitalism run riot. Even the monochrome visual style of film noir is a factor in Noir, as the hero has had his eyes specially treated to show the world as a black-and-white movie, altering his perception of people and objects around him so they fit into the aesthetic. The hero is a detective named McNihil who is hired by corporate executives ostensibly to investigate the death of one of their colleagues. The book is set in the Pacific Fringe – the only remaining industrialised part of the world – in a society where free market capitalism holds absolute sway. Even the dead, including the hero's wife, can be brought back to life as slave labour if they fail to meet their financial obligations. The internet has evolved radically so that emails can be seen fluttering around the recipient and pestering for attention, while strange online sexual experiences can be had through electronic surrogates called prowlers.

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Anagrams for noir »

  1. RINO

  2. Orin

  3. nori

  4. inro, inrō

  5. iron

  6. Inro


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noir in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jessica Norris:

    Think of Gamay as Pinot Noir’s little-sister grape.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    il n'y a pas cinquante nuances de gris pour l'honnêteté, l'intégrité et la vérité. tout est noir ou blanc, et soit bien ou mal. il n'y a absolument aucune zone d'ombre dans le pays de l'honnêteté, de l'intégrité et de la vérité.

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