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
Diversity on the stage in terms of voice, style, genre and point of view and equal diversity in the audience.
This isn't an unheard of set-up for this genre — 2003's The Italian Job, for example, had a similar montage.
Then there's great genre stuff and tons of stuff in the pipeline.
And Get Out, obviously, just crossing that line with genre regarding race.
But what’s so singular about soil is its inextricability from Wise’s identity: in addition to the album’s specific genre blend, nearly every one of its 11 songs features him singing explicitly and deliberately about his relationships with men.
Even the greatest genre films have a long history of getting snubbed by the Academy, but Daniel Kaluuya’s Oscar nod gives us hope that Toni Collette will get recognized this awards season.
Like all genres, horror movies have a way of reflecting the era in which they were made: sci-fi horror films of the 1950s like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Them!
Recognize and analyze various literary forms and genres found in biblical texts.
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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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