subgenre

noun
sub·​genre | \ ˈsəb-ˌzhän-rə How to pronounce subgenre (audio) , -ˌzhäⁿ-; -ˌzhäⁿr; -ˌjän-rə\
variants: or less commonly sub-genre
plural subgenres also sub-genres

Definition of subgenre

: a genre that is part of a larger genre The series is part of the booming ''urban fantasy'' subgenre, which features supernatural creatures interacting with ordinary humans in a contemporary city.— Jennifer Schuessler

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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