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genre Syllabification: gen·re
Pronunciation: /ˈZHänrə/

Definition of genre in English:


A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
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.
category, class, classification, group, set, list;
type, sort, kind, breed, variety, style, model, school, stamp, cast, ilk


Early 19th century: French, literally 'a kind' (see gender).

Words that rhyme with genre

double entendre • amour propre • Le Nôtre • contra

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