(1) A class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
(2) A kind of literary or artistic work
(3) An expressive style of music
(4) A style of expressing yourself in writing
From genre ‘kind’, from genus (cognate with Ancient Greek ), from Indo-European *genes-. Compare gender.
- A kind; a stylistic category or sort, especially of literature or other artworks.
- The still-life has been a popular genre in painting since the 17th century.
- The computer game Half-Life redefined the first-person shooter genre.