Genres

Te Deum
an ancient liturgical hymn
 
hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
 
Negro spiritual
a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
 
modern jazz
any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
 
Gregorian chant
a variety of plainsong named after Pope Gregory I
 
newsreel
a short film and commentary about current events
 
antiphonal
bound collection of antiphons
 
doxology
a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
 
funeral march
a slow march to be played for funeral processions
 
tragicomedy
a comedy with serious elements or overtones
 
opera comique
opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
 
rondo
a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
 
animated cartoon
a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
 
lead story
a news story of major importance
 
euphuism
an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology
 
thriller
a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
 
macumba
popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
 
heavy metal
loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat; lyrics usually involve violent or fantastic imagery
 
pop
music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
 
telefilm
a movie that is made to be shown on television
 
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