—n. 1. a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music. 2. Fine Arts. a. paintings in which scenes of everyday life form the subject matter.
b. a realistic style of painting using such subject matter.
3. genus; kind; sort; style.
—adj. 1. Fine Arts.of or pertaining to genre.
2. of or pertaining to a distinctive literary type.