genre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n genre a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
    • n genre a kind of literary or artistic work
    • n genre an expressive style of music
    • n genre a style of expressing yourself in writing
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The genre of art known as Cubism derived its name from a belittling remark made by Matisse in reference to a Graque painting. Matisse said that the landscape looked as though it were wholly made up of little cubes.
    • n genre Genus; kind; sort; style.
    • n genre In painting, specifically, a representation of some phase of common life, as a domestic interior, a rural or village scene, etc. The term is sometimes used in the same sense with reference to sculpture and the drama. In French it is also applied with a descriptive epithet to other kinds of painting, as genre historique, the historical style; genre du paysage, the landscape style. In English writing it is most commonly used in combination as a descriptive term, either with or without a hyphen: as, genre pictures; a genre-painter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Genre zhangr kind, style: a style of painting scenes from familiar or rustic life.
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Quotations

  • Robin Wood
    Robin Wood
    “One might say that the true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses and oppresses.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
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    “Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. genre, kind—L. genus.

Usage

In literature:

In the latter genre he is inferior to his father; his color is drier, and his drawing less correct.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Commun; genre commun dans les noms substantifs, xxv; dans les noms adjectifs xxvii.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
His decorative genre pictures are notable for delicacy and finish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Only the artist instinct could prompt to this succession of one line genre word painting.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
He is a genre painter almost to the point of perfection.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Monumens les plus remarquables, de ce genre, qui nous soient restes du moyen age.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
He had created a new genre and a new treatment.
"Artists Past and Present" by Elisabeth Luther Cary
Les deux genres de groupes sont formes d'experiences, mais les rapports des experiences entre elles different d'un groupe a l'autre.
"Essays in Radical Empiricism" by William James
J'ai choisi le genre le plus aise, mais j'ai tache de les unir tous deux.
"An Outline of Russian Literature" by Maurice Baring
Note the humor and satire in the painters of genre; also, their minutely careful method.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
For some years a genre painter, he later turned to decorative work, marked by rare delicacy and beauty of colouring.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Her back and arms were so beautifully drawn, that I knew not how to give the good 'genre' painter credit for them.
"Barbarossa and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse
She had no predecessors in this genre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
PERON, F.: 1804, Memoire sur le nouveau genre Pyrosoma.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), in what is known abroad as genre painting, gained a European reputation that is unsurpassed.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The fact appears to be that the carvings were the outcome of causes far different from an intention to produce genre pictures.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge
Several of his genre pictures, horse hunts, and brigand scenes may be found in the gallery of Munich.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
But if the end of the arts is the same, their methods are various, and this variety extends even to the different genres of literature.
"Shelburne Essays, Third Series" by Paul Elmer More
In fiction, the historical romance has fallen into disfavour, though Emilio de Marchi has written some good examples in this genre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
Dans le genre anglais.
"Ossian in Germany" by Rudolf Tombo
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In news:

How well do you know the genre.
How did a five-letter word meaning dirt, filth, trash become synonymous with a musical genre, a fashion statement, a pop phenomenon.
Charles Baxter's short stories easily satisfy the genre's one nonnegotiable requirement: The central characters, through an encounter or an epiphany, must undergo some kind of transformation.
Electronic dance music is rarely the genre summoning words like emotional impact and subtlety.
Guadalajara serves genre, youth.
Cuban genre pic 'Juan of the Dead,' from young helmer Alejandro Brugues, sold to Mexico's Canana.
So NYTV asked her if she had any theories on why the half-hour comedy genre is in such sorry shape.
That's when he discovered the genre, and he's been hooked ever since.
I'm a big fan of music, all genres.
However, Yonnet is one of a handful of musicians to successfully demonstrate the harmonica 's versatility as a lead instrument in contemporary jazz, as well as other genres of music.
Frank Peppiatt became one of TV's top producers during the 1960s and '70s in the variety show genre, developing programs for several top stars.
The band brought those two genres together and would subsequently inform an entire subgenre of music.
The genre we call "true crime," obviously one of the very oldest in literature, has, despite a biblical pedigree, spent much of its career in the literary slums.
Get your Rock 101 Lesson with plenty of trivia and songs from the Sitar Heroes of Raga Rock, Hindi Pop and the Bhangra Dance genres.
Genre movies are always particularly personal ones - what horrifies me may only make you laugh, what makes you laugh may only slightly nauseate me - but few things seem to bring out such wildly differing reactions as romances.
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In science:

The simulators of this genre mainly differ from one another in terms of the following points.
QuECT: A New Quantum Programming Paradigm
The domain knowledge may correspond to user information such as age, gender, occupation, or location, or to item information such as genre, producer, or length in the case of movie recommendation.
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms
For each movie i of genre a and each user j of type b we assumed that j gives rating pab to movie i.
Matrix estimation by Universal Singular Value Thresholding
Tuff´ery, Les automorphismes des courbes de genre 3 de caractristique 2. C. R.
Automorphism groups of cyclic curves defined over finite fields of any characteristics
A simple method for categorizing texts into pre-determined text genre categories using the statistical standard technique of discriminant analysis is demonstrated with application to the Brown corpus.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Texts “about” the same thing may be in differing genres, of different types, and of varying quality.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Given this variation, in a text retrieval context the problems are (i) identifying genres, and (ii) choosing criteria to cluster texts of the same genre, with predictable precision and recall.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Although not orthogonal to genre-dependent variation, the variation that relates directly to content and topic is along other dimensions.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Texts about certain topics may only occur in certain genres, and texts in certain genres may only treat certain topics; most topics do, however, occur in several genres, which is what interests us here.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Our aim is to take a set of texts that has been selected by some sort of crude semantic analysis such as is typically performed by an information retrieval system and partition it further by genre or text type, and to display this variation as simply as possible in one or two dimensions.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
It is important to note that this experiment does not claim to show how genres in fact differ.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Not unrelated to the study of genre is the study of readability which aims to categorize texts according to their suitability for assumed sets of assumed readers.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
In an envisioned application, a user will employ a cascade of filters starting with filtering by topic, and continuing with filters by genre or text type, and ending by filters for text quality, or other tentative finer-grained qualifications.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
Michalet, Etude exp´erimentale de v´esicules phospholipidiques de genre topologique non sph´erique, Th`ese Paris VII (1994).
Amphiphilic Membranes
Liouville, “M´emoire sur quelques Qu´estions de G´eometrie et de M´ecanique, et sur un nouveau genre de Calcul pour r´esoudre ces Qu´estions”, J.
A New Proof of a Theorem in Analysis by Generating Integrals and Fractional Calculus
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