Simple Definition of pastiche
: something (such as a piece of writing, music, etc.) that imitates the style of someone or something else
: a piece of writing, music, etc., that is made up of selections from different works
: a mixture of different things
Full Definition of pastiche
Examples of pastiche
His earlier building designs were pastiches based on classical forms.
With this work she goes beyond pastiche.
The research paper was essentially a pastiche made up of passages from different sources.
The house is decorated in a pastiche of Asian styles.
Origin of pastiche
French, from Italian pasticcio
First Known Use: 1878
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