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
But for audiences used to watching other female-coded genres like the melodrama or the tell-all biopic, the movie becomes predictable in its sidelining and eventual condemnation of Annie’s art.
Nowadays, the genre is so big that there’s also a lot out there that… isn’t great.
Lit Life For a writer, the true-crime genre is a tricky business.
And this could mean a positive step toward showing more body diversity both in the superhero genre and movies overall.
Although footwork originated in the 1990s, the Chicago musical genre and street dance style has garnered international attention in recent years, influencing rappers and other artists, particularly in Europe.
Tencent President Martin Lau told analysts on an earnings call last month the genre is one of the biggest opportunities to come along in the gaming industry in the past five years.
The heist movie genre is frustratingly male-focused, with titles like Ocean's Eleven and The Sting dominating public consciousness.
The more traditional classic ones are compas — that genre is zouk, like Caribbean music, but really romantic dance music, a slower tempo that’s very popular around the Caribbean and Haiti.
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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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