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noun [countable] genre pronunciation in American English /ˈʒɑnrə/
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  1. a particular style used in movies, writing, or art, which can be recognized by certain features

    The novel did not really exist as a genre before the 17th century.

    There’s a whole genre of movies about city-dwellers lost in the wilderness.


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