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See also: Appendix:Variations of "sal"
The crime fiction sense derives from the cheap paper used for crime literature, which becomes yellow as it ages.
- (of a story) involving crimes and detective work
- mistēr śal ― crime mystery
- cont śal ― whodunit tales
śal m (plural śai)
- the colour yellow
- amber, yellow (traffic signals)
- mystery, police case
- detective fiction, detective novel, detective story; crime fiction; whodunit; pulp fiction