Genre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈʒɑːnrə|  American pronunciation of the word genre
Brit.  |ˈʒɒ̃rə|  British pronunciation of the word genre


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


This book is a classic of the mystery genre.

...the novel's hero is of a different genre than the traditional kind...

...the movie's opening-weekend gross was fairly concordant with box-office returns for that genre...

In the mid-Eighties, heavy-metal music was the incendiary genre being demonized ...

The group epitomized the genre.

Agatha Christie was the queen of the detective genre.

As a writer, I find the drama genre to be very limiting.

self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre

Word forms

singular: genre
plural: genres
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