Rock and roll is one genre of music.
An example of genre is rock and roll.
Origin of genreFrench from Classical Latin genus (gen. generis): see genus
- designating or of a type of book, film, etc. which is distinguished by subject, theme, or style, as science fiction, mystery, western, etc.
- designating or of a kind of painting in which subjects or scenes from everyday life are treated realistically
- a. A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content: “his six String Quartets … the most important works in the genre since Beethoven's” ( Time )b. A realistic style of painting that depicts scenes from everyday life.
- A type or class: “Emaciated famine victims … on television focused a new genre of attention on the continent” ( Helen Kitchen )
Origin of genreFrench from Old French kind from Latin genus gener-; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
genre - Computer Definition
A French word meaning category, class, style, type or variety. Pronounced "zhawn-ruh," a music genre is a music category such as classical, jazz and rock.