Definition of Genre

1. Noun. A kind of literary or artistic work.

Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety



2. Noun. A style of expressing yourself in writing.
Exact synonyms: Literary Genre, Writing Style
Specialized synonyms: Drama, Prose, Form, Poesy, Poetry, Verse
Generic synonyms: Expressive Style, Style

3. Noun. An expressive style of music.

4. Noun. A class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique.

Definition of Genre

1. n. A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.

2. n. Kind; genus; class; form; style, esp. in literature.

Definition of Genre

1. Noun. A kind; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Genre

1. a type or kind [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genre

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genotoxic stress
genotoxicity
genotoxicology
genotoxin
genotoxins
genotype
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genotypes
genotypic
genotypical
genotypically
genotypification
genotyping
genouillère
genre (current term)
genre fiction
genre fictions
genre painting
genreless
genrelization
genrelizations
genres
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genro
genros
gens
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genseng
gensengs

Literary usage of Genre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He was compared with the classic artists and the masters of genre; ... But he was clever enough to restore genre painting and to blend imitation with ..."

2. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"1 According to Colonel Byrd, these people were chargeable with laziness, but more especially the men, who let their wives work for them. The men, A genre he ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"A genre Painter and His Critics. By Roger Fry. Books and Pamphlets of the Civil War. Gold Reserves. By Edgar Crammond. The Heroic Ideal of the French Epic. ..."

4. Practice With Purpose: Literacy Work Stations for Grades 3-6by Debbie Diller by Debbie Diller (2005)
"You might consider creating a genre wall as part of this display. Build the genre wall with your students as you read aloud to them throughout the year. ..."

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