noun, plural gen·res [zhahn-ruhz; French zhahn-ruh]. /ˈʒɑn rəz; French ˈʒɑ̃ rə/.
- paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter.
- a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.
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Example sentences from the Web for genre
In recent years, “lo-fi chill” and other forms of “focus music” have become so popular that there are now multiple YouTube channels devoted to the genre.People who really miss the office are listening to its sounds at home|Tanya Basu|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Throughout the process, Thio worked with lo-fi producers to curate bass lines, drum lines, and background ambience that exemplify the genre and sound good.Create your own moody quarantine music with Google’s AI|Karen Hao|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Stell is a rapidly rising artist in the electronic and dance scene, though his songs don’t fit neatly in the genre.
Studios with a very focused portfolio around a specific genre — Viker’s core focus is social casino-type games — may benefit from advertisers who shift to more broad-based, contextual targeting, he added.‘Speeding up market consolidation’: Apple’s privacy changes expected to spark wave of gaming and ad tech M&A|Lara O'Reilly|September 3, 2020|Digiday
The genre-bender is well-cast and suspenseful, and the cliffhanger ending suggests there’s more to come.Stream or Skip? A Synthetic Biologist’s Review of ‘Biohackers’ on Netflix|Elsa Sotiriadis|September 2, 2020|Singularity Hub
People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I came [to personal essays] through the route of, if you want to call it intellection or a kind of interpretive [genre].
You had a great line in your piece on Geoffrey Beene about the “genre” of evening wear.
Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.
Pryor played with the edges of every genre that he took up; that was a big part of the energy of his performances.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The same absence, in general, of a national spirit is to be noticed in the works of the genre painters.English Painters|Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
It is therefore astonishing that this opera has pleased so much, as this genre is never much liked.Louis Spohr's Autobiography|Louis Spohr
It is in his genre work that the broad manner is mostly observable, and only very occasionally is it to be found in his portraits.Art Principles|Ernest Govett
Fountains were adorned also with genre groups and animal forms.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
The story of plot may be easy to recognize as a genre, but not all stories of plot are potential short stories.The Technique of Fiction Writing|Robert Saunders Dowst
British Dictionary definitions for genre
- kind, category, or sort, esp of literary or artistic work
- (as modifier)genre fiction
Word Origin for genre
Cultural definitions for genre
The kind or type of a work of art, from the French, meaning “kind” or “genus.” Literary genres include the novel and the sonnet. Musical genres include the concerto and the symphony. Film genres include Westerns and horror movies.