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 competition’s producers push the genre’s routine manipulations, like casting for conflict and orchestrating outbursts, to monstrous extremes.
These genres are determined less by the sound of the music itself than by the people who listen to them.
Thanks to the genre-defining simplicity of the songs, the fictional band became a real one, said Alia Shawkat, 26, who plays the group’s guitarist and de facto manager, Sam.
In a more conventional work of fiction, and certainly in a work of genre mystery, the exact identity of Dr. Vlad would constitute the plot, and his outing would be the consequence of detection on the part of a canny protagonist among the villagers.
Hong Kong today is not merely a financial hub but an unlikely capital of contemporary art, a hotbed for genre-defying restaurants, and the setting for some of Asia’s most vital nightlife.
After a decade of essentially printing money, the genre abruptly ran out of box-office steam in 2012.
World War Z neatly brings the genre into our current reality.
Wray, thirty-seven, has written three books, and each one is wholly different in location and genre, as well as in tone.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of genre
French, from Middle French, kind, gender — more at gender
First Known Use: 1770
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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