Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Genre'
- a kind of literary or artistic work
- a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, literary genre]
- an expressive style of music [syn: music genre, musical genre, musical style]
- a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
- Genre \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.
- Genre \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.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Genre'
Genre (pronounced /ˈʒɑːnrə/, also /ˈdʒɑːnrə/; from French, genre French pronunciation: , "kind" or "sort", from Latin: genus (stem gener-), Greek: genos, γένος) is the term for any category of literature as well as various other forms of art or culture, e.g., music, based on some loose set of stylistic criteria. Genres are formed by conventions that change over time as new genres are invented and the use of old ones are discontinued. Often, works fit into multiple genres by way of borrowing and recombining these conventions.
While the scope of the word "genre" is commonly confined to art and culture, it also defines individuals' interactions with and within their environments. In order to be recognized as genre these interactions and environments must be recurring.[See more about Genre at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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Genre Sample Sentences in News
- Which Pulpy Genre Should True Detective Plunder for Season Two?
We’ll leave Nic Pizzolatto to his scripting, but in our eyes, what matters about True Detective season two isn’t so much the plot or the cast—it’s the genre. Police reports were altered, Louisiana’s Senator was implicated, Rust Cohle was always fighting the system in one way or another. Read more on this news related to 'Genre'
- Game goes back to basics
Sometimes, good games aren’t those that are radically new or that fundamentally change the genre. Instead they are those that go back to basics, get rid of the clutter, and rediscover what made a genre so amazing in the first place. Read more on this news related to 'Genre'
- '300: Rise of an Empire' a long time coming
Like its predecessor 300 became in 2006, much to the shock and awe of its director Zack Snyder, the new 300: Rise of an Empire is a mainstream genre picture. Read more on this news related to 'Genre'