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genre (noun) particular type of fine art.
A particular type of literature, music, art, or movie, with its own special features distinguishing it from the other types of it is a genre. Science fiction, that is, the particular type of stories based on the developments in science and their consequences is a genre of literature. That is, science fiction is a distinctive type of literature. Cubist art is a genre of art developed by Picasso, that is, this kind of art is a type of art as different from the other types of art. Pop music is a genre of music.
- Prose in general and satire in verse were the genres of literatures which found favor with most writers of the eighteenth-century English literature.
- The late nineteen thirties and the early forties were the golden age of the genre of comedy that Laurel and Hardy made popular.