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genre

 
Noun genre has 4 senses
  1. genre - a kind of literary or artistic work
    --1 is a kind of
    kind, sort, form, variety
  2. writing style, literary genre, genre - a style of expressing yourself in writing
    --2 is a kind of expressive style, style
    --2 has particulars: drama; prose; form; poetry, poesy, verse
  3. music genre, musical genre, genre, musical style - an expressive style of music
    --3 is a kind of expressive style, style; music
    --3 has particulars:
     black music, African-American music; classical music, serious music; religious music, church music; marching music, march; popular music, popular music genre
  4. genre - a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
    --4 is a kind of
    art, fine art
    --4 has particulars:
     abstractionism, abstract art; chinoiserie; folk art; genre painting; landscape, landscape painting; magic realism; modernism; outsider art, self-taught art, vernacular art, naive art, primitive art; pointilism; postmodernism; primitivism; synthetism
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