Definition of genre in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʒɒ̃rə
, ˈ(d)ʒɒnrə


  • 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 scenes
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    • 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).

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