a kind of literary or artistic work
writing style, literary genre, genrenoun
a style of expressing yourself in writing
music genre, musical genre, genre, musical stylenoun
an expressive style of music
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
A kind; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks.
Etymology: Borrowed from genre, from genus (cognate with Ancient Greek γένος), from genes-. Compare gender.
a style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners
Etymology: [F. See Gender.]
Genre is the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some 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. Genre theory is a branch of critical theory. Genre began as an absolute classification system for ancient Greek literature. Poetry, prose and performance had a specific and calculated style that related to the theme of the story. Speech patterns for comedy would not be appropriate for tragedy, and even actors were restricted to their genre under the assumption that a type of person could tell one type of story best. In later periods genres proliferated and developed in response to changes in audiences and creators. Genre became a dynamic tool to help the public make sense out of unpredictable art. Because art is often a response to a social state, in that people write/paint/sing/dance about what they know about, the use of genre as a tool must be able to adapt to changing meanings. In fact as far back as ancient Greece, new art forms were emerging that called for the evolution of genre, for example the "tragicomedy".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
zhangr, n. kind, style: a style of painting scenes from familiar or rustic life. [Fr. genre, kind—L. genus.]
A form of expression.
The music genre has changed over time.Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
The numerical value of Genre in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Genre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
We tend to think of Country Music as one thing, but it's always been many things, country Music omnivorously wants to grab cowboy music and western swing, and the Bakersfield sound and the Nashville sound, countrypolitan and all the various permutations of string bands up and down Appalachia, one of which branches off into a whole new genre called bluegrass. Country Music's never ending and Country Music's omnivorous and Country Music's not Country Music. Country Music's always been connected. There's no border. No passports required, that allows you to go into RB or allows you to go into jazz or allows you to go into folk or rock. It is, in fact, one of the parents of rock with RB.
Growing up, we had that image of cheesy novels you pick up at the grocery store, and people have held on to that idea seeing the popularity of' Bridgerton' legitimizes the genre to some people. It gives people permission to start checking out things in the romance novel section.
(Kendrick Lamar) has found a way to come with original music and that's what's getting him the attention, the fact is he is coming from a genre (hip-hop) that is often overlooked, but he has raised the bar.
Louis Bacon will go down as one of the giants of our industry. He was one of the earlier innovators in the genre of Global Macro, to not only survive, but thrive in our industry for 30 years is an outstanding achievement.
The main appeal of chiptune music is that it's quite nostalgic -- using video game software and hardware from the 1980s and early 1990s to make sounds that sound like modern sounds, it's a way of creating music, it's not a genre ... You can make different types of chiptune music using different instruments.
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- نوع أدبيArabic
- žanr, zhanrEstonian
- lajityyppi, tyylilaji, genreFinnish
- çeşît, janr, şêwe, şêwaz, tewr, cûnKurdish
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