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genre Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a kind of literary or artistic work
  2. noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    literary genre; writing style.
  3. noun an expressive style of music
    musical style; music genre; musical genre.
  4. noun a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
WordNet

Genre noun
Etymology
F. See Gender.
Definitions
  1. (Fine Arts) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.

Webster 1913