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gen•re /ˈʒɑnrə/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Literaturea class or category of art, music, or writing in which objects produced have a consistent form, content, or technique.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
gen•re  (zhänrə; Fr. zhänrə),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -res (-rəz; Fr. -rə),USA pronunciation  adj. 

  1. Literaturea class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like:the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music.
  2. Fine Art
    • paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter.
    • a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.
  3. genus;

  1. Fine Artof or pertaining to genre.
  2. Literatureof or pertaining to a distinctive literary type.
  • French: kind, sort; see gender1
  • 1760–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

genre /ˈʒɑːnrə/ n
  1. kind, category, or sort, esp of literary or artistic work
  2. (as modifier): genre fiction
  3. a category of painting in which domestic scenes or incidents from everyday life are depicted
Etymology: 19th Century: from French, from Old French gendre; see gender

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