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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a kind of literary or artistic work
2: a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, literary genre, genre]
3: an expressive style of music [syn: music genre, musical genre, genre, musical style]
4: a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, kind, gender more at gender Date: 1770 1. a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content 2. kind, sort 3. painting that depicts scenes or events from everyday life usually realistically

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a kind or style, esp. of art or literature (e.g. novel, drama, satire). 2 (in full genre painting) the painting of scenes from ordinary life. Etymology: F, = a kind (as GENDER)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. --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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(genres) A genre is a particular type of literature, painting, music, film, or other art form which people consider as a class because it has special characteristics. (FORMAL) ...his love of films and novels in the horror genre. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, archetype, art form, blood, brand, breed, build, cast, category, character, clan, class, color, configuration, conformation, cut, denomination, description, designation, fashion, feather, figuration, figure, form, format, formation, frame, genus, grain, ilk, impression, inner form, kidney, kin, kind, label, layout, line, lines, lot, make, makeup, manner, mark, matrix, modality, mode, model, mold, movement, nature, number, pattern, pencil, persuasion, phylum, prototype, race, school, set, shape, significant form, sort, species, stamp, strain, stripe, structure, style, the grand style, the like of, the likes of, tribe, turn, type, variety

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