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Genre

Genre

WordNet



noun


(1)   A class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
(2)   A kind of literary or artistic work
(3)   An expressive style of music
(4)   A style of expressing yourself in writing
Wiktonary



Etymology


From genre ‘kind’, from genus (cognate with Ancient Greek ), from Indo-European *genes-. Compare gender.

Noun



  1. A kind; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks.
    The still-life has been a popular genre in painting since the 17th century.
    The computer game Half-Life redefined the first-person shooter genre.

Noun



  1. kind
  2. style
  3. gender
  4. genus
  5. the done thing