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pas·tiche

 (pă-stēsh′, pä-)
n.
1. A dramatic, artistic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
2. A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: "In ... a city of splendid Victorian architecture ... there is a rather pointless pastiche of Dickensian London down on the waterfront" (Economist).

[French, from Italian pasticcio; see pasticcio.]

pastiche

(pæˈstiːʃ) or

pasticcio

n
1. (Art Terms) a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
2. (Art Terms) a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
[C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pasta paste1]

pas•tiche

(pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-)

n.
1. a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques from borrowed sources.
[1700–10; < French < Italian pasticcio < Vulgar Latin *pastīcium pasty, pie]

Pastiche, Pasticcio

 a medley, potpourri or hotchpotch; an opera made up of various pieces; a picture based on another’s design or style.
Examples: pasticcio of gauzes, pins and ribbons, 1785; our operas begin tomorrow with a pasticcio full of my favourite songs—Walpole, 1752.

pastiche

An imitation of another’s style.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pastiche - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
2.pastiche - a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
work of art - art that is a product of one of the fine arts (especially a painting or sculpture of artistic merit)

pastiche

noun
1. medley, mixture, blend, motley, mélange (French), miscellany, farrago, hotchpotch, gallimaufry The world menu may be a pastiche of dishes from many countries.
2. parody, take-off, imitation a pastiche of Botticelli's Birth of Venus
Translations

pastiche

[pæsˈtiːʃ] Npastiche m, imitación f

pastiche

[pæˈstiːʃ] npastiche m

pastiche

nPastiche m; (= satirical writing)Persiflage f

pastiche

[pæˈstiːʃ] n (frm) → pastiche m inv
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