subgenre

[suhb-zhahn-ruh, -zhahn-ruh]
noun
a lesser or subordinate genre: a subgenre of popular fiction.

Origin:
sub- + genre

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subgenre (ˈsʌbˌʒɑːnrə)
 
n
a category that is a subdivision of a larger genre

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Example sentences
Dinosaurs vs the military is a pretty old subgenre.
These mini montages have become a captivating subgenre for both regulars and
  channel surfers.
Folk music has become a pop subgenre, a style appropriated by unlikely
  advertisers.
Precise hair color within the salt-and-pepper subgenre.
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