• (of a creative work) referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

    ‘the enterprise is inherently ‘meta’, since it doesn't review movies, for example, it reviews the reviewers who review movies’
    • ‘It's a song about several songs, and this meta aspect never sounds forced or calculated - instead, it seems artful and intuitive.’
    • ‘It's really easy to criticize a bad record, but impossible to do great music justice in ink (or meta ink for that matter).’
    • ‘Have we been, again, duped by the dripping irony that infects the post / meta genre, rendering it all but useless?’