Genre meaning

zhän'rə
The definition of a genre is a category of art, music or literature.

An example of genre is rock and roll.

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A realistic style of painting that depicts scenes from everyday life.
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A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, marked by a distinctive style, form, or content.
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Designating or of a type of book, film, etc. which is distinguished by subject, theme, or style, as science fiction, mystery, western, etc.
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Designating or of a kind of painting in which subjects or scenes from everyday life are treated realistically.
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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.
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A kind, or type, as of works of literature, art, etc.
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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.

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A type or class.
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Origin of genre

Borrowing from French genre (“kind”), from Latin genus (cognate with Ancient Greek γένος (génos)), from Proto-Indo-European *genes-. Compare gender.