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
The fast-casual genre got rolling in the 1990s, with Boston Market, Fazoli's and Einstein Bros. luring diners with convenient and affordable meals that were a step above fast food.
This is not a knock, necessarily, for readers of Lehane’s past work and lovers of the genre.
A writer’s group for authors of all genres, published or not, to critique works and be critiqued.
What is wonderful about New Amsterdam is that the composers defy genre.
El Rey Network’s lineup also showcases a wide range of iconic feature films and television series including genre, action, and sci-fi/ horror.
In 2017, the album is less of a barometer for the future stars who would become legends in the genre.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans has revived the genre of Memorial Day orations.
June is going to be busy at multiplex, thanks to a collection of exciting genre films from both here and abroad.
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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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