A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
- 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.
Early 19th century: French, literally 'a kind' (see gender).
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