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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Pastiche, Pasticcioa 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.
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An imitation of another’s style.
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|Noun||1.||pastiche - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources|
|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)
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1. medley, mixture, blend, motley, mélange (French), miscellany, farrago, hotchpotch, gallimaufry The world menu may be a pastiche of dishes from many countries.
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pastiche[pæˈstiːʃ] n → pastiche m
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n → Pastiche m; (= satirical writing) → Persiflage f
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pastiche[pæˈstiːʃ] n (frm) → pastiche m inv
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