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genre

noun

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a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
  • the novel's hero is of a different genre than the traditional kind

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The first known use of genre was in 1770

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“Genre.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/genre. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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