Definition of genre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʒɒ̃rə//
, BrE//ˈʒɒnrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʒɑːnrə//
(formal) Describing music, Film reviews and promotion
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a particular type or style of literature, art, film or music that you can recognize because of its special features Wordfinderauthor, book, classic, critic, drama, fiction, genre, literature, poetry, write See related entries: Describing music, Film reviews and promotion Word Originearly 19th cent.: French, literally ‘a kind’, based on Latin genus ‘birth, family, nation’.Extra examples Crime fiction is a genre which seems likely to stay with us for many years. His essay discusses theories of style and genre. His films cover a wide range of subjects and genres. She must be the most influential modern writer in the genre. The band is not representative of any particular musical genre.
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