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Genre Definition

Kind or style of literary output e.g. poem, novel, play, short story etc.


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Other Genre Definition

[n] a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
[n] a kind of literary or artistic work
[n] an expressive style of music
[n] a style of expressing yourself in writing

Misc. Definitions

\Genre\ (zh[aum]N"r'), n. [F. See {Gender}.] (Fine Arts) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners.
\Gen"re\, n. Kind; genus; class; form; style, esp. in literature. French drama was lisping or still inarticulate; the great French genre of the fabliau was hardly born. --Saintsbury. A particular demand . . . that we shall pay special attention to the matter of genres -- that is, to the different forms or categories of literature. --W. P. Trent.

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