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A genre painting (Peasant Dance, c. 1568, by Pieter Brueghel the Elder)

A genre (from Latin: genus) is a style or type of music, literature, movies, or other media.

Some genres (styles) are used in more than one form of art or communication. For example, the genres fantasy and science fiction are used in literature, movies, and television.

Examples of genres

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