V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a group or classification used for artistic or creative works of various kinds--category; 2. paintings depicting scenes of everyday home life

Synonyms: category, classification, style, type, kind, form, sort, genus, class

Antonyms: generality, assortment

Tips: Genre comes from the French word for "type." Genre is often used to describe different types of music: 50's genre, Rap genre, disco genre etc. Genre can also be used to describe types of movies, books, poetry, artwork etc.

Usage Examples:

I don't listen to any one, particular genre of music; I like all types. (style, type, category)

These two paintings should be classified within the same genre because of their similarity in style. (category, class)

I love music from various genres, including classic rock and disco. (styles)

What genre does the movie fall into; comedy or satire? (category, class)

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