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Definition of GENRE

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Genre \Gen"re\ (zh[aum]N"r'), n. [F. See {Gender}.]
     1. 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.

              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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. (Fine Arts) A style of painting, sculpture, or other imitative art, which illustrates everyday life and manners. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

78 Moby Thesaurus words for "genre":
     Platonic form, Platonic idea, aesthetic form, archetype, art form, blood, brand, breed, build, cast, category, character, clan, class, color, configuration, conformation, cut, denomination, description, designation, fashion, feather, figuration, figure, form, format, formation, frame, genus, grain, ilk, impression, inner form, kidney, kin, kind, label, layout, line, lines, lot, make, makeup, manner, mark, matrix, modality, mode, model, mold, movement, nature, number, pattern, pencil, persuasion, phylum, prototype, race, school, set, shape, significant form, sort, species, stamp, strain, stripe, structure, style, the grand style, the like of, the likes of, tribe, turn, type, variety

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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