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gen•re



Pronunciation: (zhän'ru; Fr. zhän'ru), [key]
n., pl. -resPronunciation: (-ruz; Fr. -ru), [key]
adj.


n.
1. a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music.
2. Fine Arts.
a. paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter.
b. a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.
3. genus; kind; sort; style.

adj.
1. Fine Arts.of or pertaining to genre.
2. of or pertaining to a distinctive literary type.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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