subgenre

noun sub·genre \ ˈsəb-ˌzhän-rə , -ˌzhäⁿ- ; -ˌzhäⁿr ; -ˌjän-rə \
variants: or less commonly sub-genre
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subgenre

plural subgenres also sub-genres
: 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

First Known Use of subgenre

1903


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