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
That honor seemed to be conferred not just on him, but on hip-hop as a genre and dominant cultural force whose global impact has been both enormous and marginalized.
But the guitarists are actually a musical power couple, and share a genre-bending sensibility that allows for collaborations both intimate and unexpected.
But long before Afrobeats was a thing, there was Highlife, a genre of music that became the soundtrack for post-colonial euphoria in the ’60s and ’70s and one that is still synonymous with national pride in Nigeria to this day.
From that cesspool of decadence and depravity at Churchill Downs the genre of Gonzo journalism was born and the fastest two minutes in sports started a friendship that lasted a lifetime between the writer and the artist.
Steampunk is a modern genre of fiction and art incorporating steam-era and futuristic technology designs.
The album is a noisy, sprawling, genre-hopping song cycle steeped in everything from disco to free jazz.
This Is Modern Art by Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin, which is about tagging-a genre that's been known to serve as the apprenticeship program for mural making as well as its outlaw wing, but isn't the thing itself.
Battle royale, on the other hand, is an entirely new genre with its own format hurdles.
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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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