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genre


gen·re  (zh?nr)
n.
1. A type or class: Emaciated famine victims ... on television focused a new genre of attention on the continent (Helen Kitchen).
2.
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 Beethovens (Time).
b. A realistic style of painting that depicts scenes from everyday life.

[French, from Old French, kind, from Latin genus, gener-; see gen- in Indo-European roots.]


genre  /nr/  n. a specific type of literature, art, or music grouped according to a style or subject: Comedy and horror movies are different genres. genre

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