Genre (frae French genre [ʒɑ̃ʁ(ə)], "kynd" or "sort", frae Laitin genus (stem gener-), Greek γένος, gés) is ony category o leeteratur, muisic, or ither forms o airt or entertainment, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set o stylistic criteria. Genres form bi conventions that chynge ower time as new genres are inventit an the uise o auld anes is discontinued. Eften, wirks fit intae multiple genres bi way o borraein an recombinin thir conventions.

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