a kind of literary or artistic work
writing style, literary genre, genre(noun)
a style of expressing yourself in writing
music genre, musical genre, genre, musical style(noun)
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
Whenever it goes too far in one direction, it just gets boring. It's very dominated by men right now … We don't have enough women, maybe it's more romance that country is missing right now. Women have a lot to say but it takes a lot of courage to say it. Women are the greater risk-takers. When they step out of what's expected in this genre, they are really stepping in the line of fire.
They did a fairly comprehensive job at pulling together all of the relevant game influencers in this genre, this was a really well coordinated poaching of the top influencers the likes of which has not been seen so far in esports.
Coined by climate activist Dan Bloom to capture an emergent literary genre dealing with life on Earth after it’s been ravaged by climate change, this [cli-fi] is fast becoming the most exciting and challenging subject area driving YA literature.
The genre is out there, you can put anything in it, whatever you put in it is what they are going to love, and I think they love these people, these characters and I think James( Gunn, director) does a great job of putting together a cast that is exactly right for what it is supposed to be. And it was fun to join that.
I accept that there is some preliminary activity that suggests that they might try again, it wouldn't surprise me if Russia tries something again of the same general genre before.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for genre
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- نوع أدبيArabic
- žanr, zhanrEstonian
- lajityyppi, tyylilaji, genreFinnish
- çeşît, janr, şêwe, şêwaz, tewr, cûnKurdish
Get even more translations for genre »
Find a translation for the genre definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)