Pastiche meaning

pă-stēsh', pä-
The definition of a pastiche is a work of art made from various bits, or a work of art made to resemble works of other artists.

An example of a pastiche is a piece of abstract art.

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A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge.
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A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
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(uncountable) A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
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A jumbled mixture; hodgepodge.
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A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
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To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
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Origin of pastiche

  • French from Italian pasticcio pasticcio
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Via French pastiche, from Italian pasticcio (“pie, something blended"), from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Latin pasta (“dough, pastry cake, paste"), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, “barley porridge"), from παστός (pastos, “sprinkled with salt").
    From Wiktionary