- 1A style or category of art, music, or literature: the spy thriller is a very masculine genre the science fiction genreMore example sentences
- He was a pioneer in various genres including satire, literary criticism, and drama.
- He amassed important examples that hint at diverse tastes for classic genres.
- Women also bring to poetry or other genres of literature a whole new area of experience and vision.
- 2 [as modifier] Denoting or relating to a style of painting depicting scenes from ordinary life, typically domestic situations, associated particularly with 17th-century Dutch and Flemish artists: genre scenesMore example sentences
- I was doing new things and experimenting and trying to erase genre constraints and traditions.
- What it concerns itself more with is with replicating the successes of genre titles gone by.
- Any movie that does not rest solidly on genre formula requires flawless execution.
early 19th century: French, literally 'a kind' (see gender).