Genre

Definition of Genre

Gen´re   Pronunciation: zhäN´r'
n.1.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.
2.(Fine Arts) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.

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