Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of genre | Another word for genre | What is genre?

Definition 1: a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique - [noun denoting artifact]

(genre is a kind of ...) the products of human creativity; works of art collectively

"an art exhibition" "a collection of fine art"

(... is a kind of genre ) an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children

(... is a kind of genre ) genre of art and literature and especially architecture in reaction against principles and practices of established modernism

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre of painting characterized by the application of paint in dots and small strokes; developed by Georges Seurat and his followers in late 19th century France

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists

(... is a kind of genre ) genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres

(... is a kind of genre ) a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre depicting everyday life

(... is a kind of genre ) genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society

(... is a kind of genre ) a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned

(... is a kind of genre ) a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas

Definition 2: a kind of literary or artistic work - [noun denoting cognition]

(genre is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 3: an expressive style of music - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for genre in the sense of this definition

(genre is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(genre is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(... is a kind of genre ) music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses

(... is a kind of genre ) traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste

(... is a kind of genre ) genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies

(... is a kind of genre ) genre of music written for marching

"Sousa wrote the best marches"

(... is a kind of genre ) any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)

(genre is the domain which ... is member of) the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience

"a jazz-classical crossover album"

Definition 4: a style of expressing yourself in writing - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for genre in the sense of this definition

(genre is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(... is a kind of genre ) the literary genre of works intended for the theater

(... is a kind of genre ) ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

(... is a kind of genre ) an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse

"the essay was in the form of a dialogue" "he first sketches the plot in outline form"

(... is a kind of genre ) literature in metrical form

More words

Another word for genovese

Another word for genova

Another word for genotypical

Another word for genotypic

Another word for genotype

Another word for genre painter

Another word for genre painting

Another word for gens

Another word for genseric

Another word for gent


Other word for gent

gent meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce gent