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Meaning of GENRE

Pronunciation:  'zhânru

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
  2. [n]  a kind of literary or artistic work
  3. [n]  an expressive style of music
  4. [n]  a style of expressing yourself in writing

GENRE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
          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.
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