local color definition

  • noun:
    • the attention or taste of a locality imparted by the traditions and places peculiar to it.
    • using local information in a literary or an artistic work.
    • components of an area that distinguish it from neighboring communities; the collective customs, mannerisms, fashions, artwork, accents or traditions of a place.
  • adjective:
    • Peculiarities of spot as well as its residents in which the scene of an action or tale is set.

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