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Jazz is her favorite musical genre.
genre = style
They divided films into eleven main genres: action, adventure, comedy, crime, drama, historical, horror, musical, science fiction, war, and western.
genres = kinds
It was an unusual mix of art that represented both landscape and abstract genres.
genres = styles
According to the conventions of the genre, Augustus Waters kept his sense of humor till the end, did not for a moment waiver in his courage, and his spirit soared like an indomitable eagle until the world itself could not contain his joyous soul.
genre = kind of literature
She wants to write stories that ignore borders between genres, between written and spoken, between highbrow literature and children's nursery rhymes, between New York and the imaginary village of Macondo, between the U.S. and Mexico.
genres = styles or kinds
How can you just rule out an entire genre?
genre = a style or kind -
As a young adult writer, I hear often of the negative portrayals of parents in my genre, but I am convinced that YA has nothing on fairy tales for evil parents (see, e.g., Hansel and Gretel, Snow White). This was how I conceived my story—unsugarcoated, though still with a happily ever after.
genre = style of
...then tried to reconstruct the history of painting, including schools, styles, genres, and names of painters from...
genres = styles or kinds (of painting--such as impressionism)
- But no single star of the genre captivated Osip more than Humphrey Bogart.† (source)
- I worked my way through every videogame genre and platform.† (source)
- We could do without any more news coverage of the big-time reporter comes to hick town" genre.† (source)
- It's the wrong genre!† (source)
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- They play the classics and run programs devoted to different directors or genres or obscure Brazilian actresses or whatever.† (source)
- "I'm beginning to think you shouldn't have started reading comics with a book that completely deconstructs the last fifty years of the genre," he said.† (source)
- "Should it matter what genre it is if the book is good?" he says.† (source)
- It was only a snapshot but for a sense of foreshadowing, of transience and doom, no master of Dutch genre painting could have set up the composition more skillfully.† (source)
- Let's look at another Victorian with experience in ghost and non-ghost genres, Henry James.† (source)
- The doctors decide it's time for a new genre.† (source)
- That has a definite frisson, and is worthy of the genre.† (source)
- The fairy tale genre was passionately cultivated by the Romantics.† (source)
- It's the one dance that intersects every genre.† (source)
- This in a scraped-raw voice faithful to the genre and evilly appreciated by the others in the room.† (source)
- He liked to sit in the easy chair with the yellow lamp glowing beside him, reading genre westerns and books about World War II.† (source)
- Why did you turn your talents toward that particular genre?† (source)
- We listened to these teenagers talking, as they flipped through the once-obsolete vinyl LPs the genre has made essential again.† (source)
- It said, variously: You are surreptitious B + student of life first thing hummer of Wagner and Strauss illegal alien emotional alien genre bug Yellow peril: neo-American great in bed overrated poppa's boy sentimentalist anti-romantic --------_analyst (you fill in) stranger follower traitor spy For a long time I was able to resist the idea of considering the list as a cheap parting shot, a last-ditch lob between our spoiling trenches.† (source)
- I had no intention of writing anything but short stories for Viking Press; I felt confident about the short story as a genre, but aside from being a voracious reader of novels from age ten, I neglected to take that course the English Department offered on The Novel.† (source)
- Another genre is going to have to appear to take its place.† (source)
One of the less bullshitty conventions of the cancer kid genre is the Last Good Day convention, wherein the victim of cancer finds herself with some unexpected hours when it seems like the inexorable decline has suddenly plateaued, when the pain is for a moment bearable.
genre = kind of literature
- One of the German masters of the genre was E.T.A, Hoffmann.† (source)
- And I say this as a person who generally loves the genre and who has read hundreds of mysteries.† (source)
- "All I'm hearing is blah, blah, blab, genre."† (source)
- The only genre film with less balls is probably …. freakin' Legend.† (source)
- Chief among them were classic videogames, sci-fi and fantasy novels, and movies of all genres.† (source)
- And then there are conventions that cross genre lines.† (source)
- He was used to criticism of genre fiction and, more often than not, amused by it.† (source)
- You're seriously saying the only thing that bugs you is siblings and a genre of music?† (source)
- Do you object to the genre in general, or to my writing in it?† (source)
- Or so Osip argued, until he discovered the genre of American movies that would come to be known as film noir.† (source)
- "This evening?" said the clerk when I finally got to the window: a broad, fair, middle aged woman, pillowy at the bosom and impersonally genial like a procuress in a second rate genre painting.† (source)
- He asked what genre I wanted to write and I replied, "It doesn't matter, so long as it's good, right?"† (source)
- But Fabritius …. he's making a pun on the genre …. a masterly riposte to the whole idea of trompe l'oeil …. because in other passages of the work—the head? the wing?† (source)
- What genre is it?† (source)
- We were evenly matched at most games, but he could trounce me at certain titles, especially anything in the firstperson shooter genre.† (source)
- And they don't have to stick to genre.† (source)
- In truth, stories with winged characters make up a pretty small genre, but those few stories hold aspecial fascination.† (source)
- Comedy was the genre of fall, once the harvest was in and celebrations and laughter were appropriate.† (source)
- It's in the nature of the genre that since the act itself is buried under layers of misdirection and obfuscation, it cannot support layers of meaning or signification.† (source)
- "The reason I chose the shingaling as the centerpiece of this dance," explains Echevarri, "is because it's the only one of the dance fads of the time that actually evolved over the years to reflect the musical styles and genres of the musicians and dancers interpreting it.† (source)
- After taking his time chewing and swallowing, he said, "The Baby Bejesuses are innovators of the genre."† (source)
- 'What grand genre!' remarked Bazarov.† (source)
- To discreet orchestral accompaniment, a veritable international chorus of celebrated singers, male and female, put their highly trained, God-given talents to good use in arias, duets, ensemble scenes from all the many epochs and genres of musical theater: the Mediterranean bel canto, captivating in both its lighthearted and noble forms; a German world of folklore, rogues, and demons; French opera, grand and comic.† (source)
- …schools of the old masters were represented by a Raphael Madonna, a Virgin by Leonardo da Vinci, a nymph by Correggio, a woman by Titian, an adoration of the Magi by Veronese, an assumption of the Virgin by Murillo, a Holbein portrait, a monk by Velazquez, a martyr by Ribera, a village fair by Rubens, two Flemish landscapes by Teniers, three little genre paintings by Gerard Dow, Metsu, and Paul Potter, two canvases by Gericault and Prud'hon, plus seascapes by Backhuysen and Vernet.† (source)
- But he had found a girl—he'd show her to Vronsky—a marvel, exquisite, in the strict Oriental style, "genre of the slave Rebecca, don't you know."† (source)
- He had a ready appreciation of art, and probably, with a taste for imitating art, he supposed himself to have the real thing essential for an artist, and after hesitating for some time which style of painting to select—religious, historical, realistic, or genre painting—he set to work to paint.† (source)
- The philhellenic elites of the Roman Empire, for whom Greek was virtually a second language, used Homer's texts as a staple of higher education and ranked the heroic epic as the noblest of poetic genres.† (source)
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