Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Aug
07
2013

genre

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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noun
definition 1:  a particular type, sort, or category.
example:  The bookstore also sells music CDs of various genres.

definition 2:  a category of artistic work marked by a particular specified form, technique, or content.
example:  Satire, comedy, and tragedy are literary genres that we’ll be exploring this semester.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun genre

MODIFIER + genre:    musical ~ , literary ~ , fiction ~ , popular ~ , favorite ~ ,  horror ~ , fantasy ~ , thriller ~ , documentary ~ , hybrid ~ ,  comic ~ , sci-fi ~ , gangster ~ , superhero ~