[zhahn-ruh; French zhahn-ruh] /ˈʒɑn rə; French ˈʒɑ̃ rə/
noun, plural genres
[zhahn-ruh z; French zhahn-ruh] /ˈʒɑn rəz; French ˈʒɑ̃ rə/ (Show IPA)
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.
genus; kind; sort; style.
Fine Arts. of or relating to genre.
of or relating to a distinctive literary type.
a category of painting in which domestic scenes or incidents from everyday life are depicted
1770, as a French word in English (nativized from c.1840), from French genre “kind, sort, style” (see gender). Used especially in French for “independent style.” Of painting, “depicting scenes of ordinary life” (as compared to “landscape,” “historical,” etc.) from 1849.
The kind or type of a work of art, from the French, meaning “kind” or “genus.” Literary genres include the novel and the sonnet. Musical genres include the concerto and the symphony. Film genres include Westerns and horror movies.
adjective 1. not conforming to established patterns, styles, etc
[gen-roh, gen-roh] /gɛnˈroʊ, ˈgɛn roʊ/ noun, plural genro. 1. any of the unofficial elder statesmen of Japan who influenced the government c1875–1940. /ˈɡɛnˈrəʊ/ noun 1. (functioning as singular or pl) a group of highly respected elder statesmen in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan 2. a member of this group “elder statesman of Japan,” 1876, […]
[gen-roh-koo; Japanese gen-raw-koo] /gɛnˈroʊ ku; Japanese gɛnˈrɔ kʊ/ noun 1. a period of Japanese cultural history, c1675–1725, characterized by depiction of everyday secular activities of urban dwellers in fiction and woodblock prints.
[jenz] /dʒɛnz/ noun, plural gentes [jen-teez] /ˈdʒɛn tiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a group of families in ancient Rome claiming descent from a common ancestor and united by a common name and common ancestral religious rites. 2. Anthropology. a group tracing common descent in the male line; clan. /dʒɛnz/ noun (pl) gentes (ˈdʒɛntiːz) 1. (in ancient […]