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 film has been dismissed by some critics as a stylish, but empty, genre exercise by Wright.
Almost four decades ago, a struggling major league baseball team, a young deejay and a musical genre collided to create a small burst of anarchy in center field at Comiskey Park.
Showcase of Louisville's most prominent contemporary genres featuring Cheyenne Mize, Kendall Carter, Church Friends and 1200.
Other genres — rock and jazz especially — tend to fetishize their history, something reflected in the intensity with which old and out-of-print and sometimes never-released music is reissued.
Attendees are always encouraged to dress up as their favorite anime (or other genre) characters, and socialize and see and be seen during all three days of the convention!
Bent, Matchbox Twenty (2000) Matchbox Twenty make plenty of good songs and Unwell and 3 a.m. are classics of the ‘90s micro-genre the band inhabited.
The genre is rooted in the history of violence and race, Boyd said.
The Sopranos What set David Chase’s crime drama apart from other shows in the genre was the conflicted character at the heart of it, Tony Soprano.
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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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