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genre

noun [C] uk   /ˈʒɑ̃ː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn-/ formal us  
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   /ˈʒɑː.rə/ /ˈʒɒn-/ us  
produced according to a particular model or style: a genre movie genre fiction
Translations of “genre”
in Spanish género…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指藝術的)風格,類型,體裁…
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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