Etymology
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genre (n.)

1770, "particular style of art," a French word in English (nativized from c. 1840), from French genre "kind, sort, style" (see gender (n.)). Used especially in French for "independent style." In painting, as an adjective, "depicting scenes of ordinary life" (a domestic interior or village scene, as compared to landscape, historical, etc.) from 1849.

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Definitions of genre

genre (n.)
a kind of literary or artistic work;
genre (n.)
a style of expressing yourself in writing;
Synonyms: writing style / literary genre
genre (n.)
an expressive style of music;
Synonyms: music genre / musical genre / musical style
genre (n.)
a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique;
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