local color

local color
local color
behavior, speech, etc. characteristic of a certain region or time, depicted in a novel, play, etc. to add authenticity

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  • Local color — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local color — may refer to:*Local color (literature) *Local Color (film) …   Wikipedia

  • local color — noun uncount INFORMAL interesting details about the typical features, customs, etc. of a place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • local color — noun 1. : the color belonging to an object under normal daylight and not caused by accidental influences (as of reflection or shadow) 2. : color in writing derived from the presentation of the features and peculiarities of a particular locality… …   Useful english dictionary

  • local color —    The true color of an object or a surface as seen in typical daylight, rather than its color as seen through atmosphere or interpreted by the taste or imagination of the artist. Thus the characteristic local color of a lemon is yellow …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Local-Color-Literatur —   [ ləʊkl kʌlə ; englisch »Lokalkolorit«], Form der regionalistischen Literatur in den USA, die sich v. a. nach dem Bürgerkrieg (1861 65) bis zur Jahrhundertwende entwickelte (insbesonders zwischen 1870 90); betont lokale Sprachformen, Gebräuche… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • local color — local lifestyle, way of life of a certain area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Local Color (film) — Infobox Film name = Local Color image size = caption = Theatrical release poster director = George Gallo producer = Jimmy Evangelatos writer = George Gallo narrator = starring = Armin Mueller Stahl Trevor Morgan Ray Liotta Charles Durning… …   Wikipedia

  • local color — 1. distinctive, sometimes picturesque characteristics or peculiarities of a place or period as represented in literature or drama, or as observed in reality. 2. Fine Arts. the natural color of a particular object as it appears in normal light.… …   Universalium

  • local color — Synonyms and related words: action, anagnorisis, angle, architectonics, architecture, argument, atmosphere, background, catastrophe, characterization, color, complication, continuity, contrivance, denouement, design, development, device, episode …   Moby Thesaurus

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