Genres

think piece
an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
 
hip-hop
genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
 
feature
the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
 
doxology
a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
 
landscape painting
a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
 
piano sonata
a sonata for piano
 
seriocomedy
a comedy with serious elements or overtones
 
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
 
chamber music
serious music performed by a small group of musicians
 
folk song
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
 
peepshow
a short pornographic film shown in a small coin-operated booth
 
cantus firmus
a pre-existing melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition; originally drawn from plainchant, but later drawn from other sources
 
melodrama
an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
 
hymn
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
 
schottische
music performed for dancing the schottische
 
lead story
a news story of major importance
 
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
 
pibroch
martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
 
newspaper column
an article giving opinions or perspectives
 
operetta
a short amusing opera
 
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