minigenre

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ genre

Noun[edit]

minigenre (plural minigenres)

  1. A small, specialist genre.
    • 2007 February 22, Julie Bosman, “Time to Throw Their Books Into the Ring”, New York Times:
      All of them could be called candidate lit, a publishing minigenre that includes runaway best sellers (“The Audacity of Hope” by Senator Barack Obama of Illinois) and unqualified duds (“Between Worlds,” a memoir by Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico).