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genre

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈʒɑ̃ː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn-/ formal
a style, especially in the arts, that involves a particular set of characteristics: What genre does the book fall into - comedy or tragedy? a literary/musical/film genre

genre

adjective uk   us   /ˈʒɑː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn-/
produced according to a particular model or style: a genre movie genre fiction
Translations of “genre”
in Vietnamese thể loại…
in Spanish género…
in Thai ประเภท…
in Malaysian genre…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指藝術的)風格,類型,體裁…
in Indonesian genre…
in Russian жанр…
in Turkish (sanat, yazı) çeşit, tür…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指艺术的)风格,类型,体裁…
in Polish gatunek…
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