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GENRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does genre mean? 

GENRE (noun)
  The noun GENRE has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: GENRE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENRE (noun)


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Meaning:

A kind of literary or artistic work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("genre" is a kind of...):

form; kind; sort; variety (a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality)


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Meaning:

A style of expressing yourself in writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

literary genre; writing style; genre

Hypernyms ("genre" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "genre"):

drama (the literary genre of works intended for the theater)

prose (ordinary writing as distinguished from verse)

form (an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse)

poesy; poetry; verse (literature in metrical form)


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Meaning:

An expressive style of music

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

music genre; musical genre; musical style; genre

Hypernyms ("genre" is a kind of...):

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

expressive style; style (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period)

Domain member category:

crossover (the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "genre"):

popular music; popular music genre (any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time))

march; marching music (genre of music written for marching)

church music; religious music (genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies)

classical; classical music; serious music (traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste)

African-American music; black music (music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses)


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Meaning:

A class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("genre" is a kind of...):

art; fine art (the products of human creativity; works of art collectively)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "genre"):

abstract art; abstractionism (an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation)

synthetism (a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas)

primitivism (a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children)

postmodernism (genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism)

pointilism (a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th century France)

naive art; outsider art; primitive art; self-taught art; vernacular art (a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists)

modernism (genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres)

magic realism (genre of meticulously realistic painting of imaginary scenes and fantastic images)

landscape; landscape painting (a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery)

genre painting (a genre depicting everyday life)

folk art (genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society)

chinoiserie (a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned)


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