Part of speech: noun

A style of art illustrative of common life.

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Usage examples "genre":

  1. Genre pictures, plots of novels, incidents of plays- they are all rather elementary things. - "At Large", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  2. Perhaps one tires soon of genre pictures. - "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.
  3. The stream 'excites itself by the declivity which it obeys' is one of M. Masson's finest achievements in this genre, and it is an admirable instance of the influence of schoolboys on their masters. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.