- paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter.
- a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.
Origin of genre
Words nearby genre
How to use genre in a sentence
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
A lot of the culture around movies in the sci-fi/fantasy genre is about deconstructing them ad nauseam.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 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.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.
They live in Stockholm, where she paints portraits and genre subjects.
Occasionally this artist has painted genre subjects, but her real success has not been in this direction.
Unfortunately, the art of genre painting did not exist in those days, and that of engraving was in its infancy.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Tout le monde sait que l'Allemagne possede en ce genre des trsors qui ont t jusqu'ici comme enfouis pour la France.Baron d'Holbach|Max Pearson Cushing
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.