Definitions for: Genre


[n] a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
[n] a kind of literary or artistic work
[n] an expressive style of music
[n] a style of expressing yourself in writing



Webster (1913) Definition: Genre (zh[aum]N"r'), n. [F. See Gender.] (Fine Arts)
A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which
illustrates everyday life and manners.


Gen"re, n.
Kind; genus; class; form; style, esp. in literature.

French drama was lisping or still inarticulate; the
great French genre of the fabliau was hardly born.
--Saintsbury.

A particular demand . . . that we shall pay special
attention to the matter of genres -- that is, to the
different forms or categories of literature. --W. P.
Trent.

Synonyms: literary genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style, writing style

See Also: abstract art, abstractionism, African-American music, art, black music, chinoiserie, church music, classical music, drama, expressive style, fine art, folk art, form, form, genre painting, kind, landscape, landscape painting, magic realism, march, marching music, modernism, music, poesy, poetry, pointilism, popular music, popular music genre, postmodernism, primitivism, prose, religious music, serious music, sort, style, synthetism, variety, verse

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