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subgenre

[suhb-zhahn-ruh, -zhahn-ruh] /ˈsʌbˌʒɑn rə, -ˌʒɑ̃ rə/
noun
1.
a lesser or subordinate genre:
a subgenre of popular fiction.
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British Dictionary definitions for subgenre

subgenre

/ˈsʌbˌʒɑːnrə/
noun
1.
a category that is a subdivision of a larger genre
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