Examples of genre in a Sentence
- In genre fiction there is an implied contract between writer and reader that justice of a kind will be exacted; "good" may not always triumph over "evil," but the distinction between the two must be honored. —Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books, 14 Aug. 2003
- One of the first marketers outside of hip-hop to recognize the power of the genre … . he first sent models sashaying down the runway in 1991 in hip-hop chic, with sneakers and chunky gold chains … —Johnnie L. Roberts, Newsweek, 2 Sept. 2002
- Even the local Catholic archdiocesan weekly, hardly an exciting genre, offers a more provocative sampling of opinion on its editorial page. —Walker Percy, "New Orleans Mon Amour," 1968, in Signposts in a Strange Land, 1991
This book is a classic of the mystery genre.
the novel's hero is of a different genre than the traditional kind
Recent Examples of genre from the Web
Originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock, over the years, the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip-hop, reggae, pop and more.
The Hispanic and Latino genre, also represents a significant percentage of the recordings ingested from those services.
Music scenes are a lot like high school lunch tables: people congregate with others who share not only genres, but touring networks, mutual friends, and even inside jokes.
In the hierarchy of theatrical genres, the solo show built around a cultural or historical eminence doesn't rank all that high.
And true to the genre, McAlpine’s foray to this world includes a twist on the familiar.
Each was a triumph, and they still are recognized as such, icons of a genre, touchstones of both anthropology and film.
The authors write varied genres, ranging from memoirs to suspense novels, and draw a diverse readership.
According to Safran, the films include many premieres from a variety of genres, such as comedies, documentaries, historical dramas, thrillers and films having themes oriented for LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender) audiences.
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Did You Know?
Genre, as you might guess from the way it sounds, comes straight from French, a language based on Latin. It's closely related to genus, a word you may have encountered in biology class. Both words contain the gen- root because they indicate that everything in a particular category (a genre or a genus) belongs to the same "family" and thus has the same origins. So the main genres of classical music would include symphonies, sonatas, and opera, and the major genres of literature would include novels, short stories, poetry, and drama. But within the category of novels, we could also say that detective novels, sci-fi novels, romance novels, and young-adult novels are separate genres.
GENRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of genre for English Language Learners
: a particular type or category of literature or art
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