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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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Examples for subgenre
  • 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.
  • The setting and plot elements of a romance novel determine the subgenre that it falls within.
British Dictionary definitions for subgenre

subgenre

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