Genres

scat
singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
 
toon
a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
 
romance
a story dealing with love
 
short subject
a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
 
Te Deum
an ancient liturgical hymn
 
rough cut
the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
 
chinoiserie
a style in art reflecting Chinese influence; elaborately decorated and intricately patterned
 
classical
traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
 
macumba
popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
 
outsider art
a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
 
blues
a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
 
rockabilly
a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
 
grand opera
opera in which all the text is sung
 
drama
the literary genre of works intended for the theater
 
punk
rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
 
prose poem
prose that resembles poetry
 
paper
a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses
 
genre painting
a genre depicting everyday life
 
slapstick
a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
 
black comedy
comedy that uses black humor
 
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