pas·tiche noun \pas-ˈtēsh, päs-\
: 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
: a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also : such stylistic imitation
a : a musical, literary, or artistic composition made up of selections from different works : potpourri
b : hodgepodge
— pas·ti·cheur \ˌpas-tē-ˈshər, ˌpäs-\ noun
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
Related to PASTICHE
- agglomerate, agglomeration, alphabet soup, assortment, botch, clutter, collage, crazy quilt, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, gumbo, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jambalaya, jumble, jungle, litter, macédoine, medley, mélange, menagerie, miscellanea, mishmash, mixed bag, montage, motley, muddle, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, miscellany, patchwork, patchwork quilt, potpourri, ragbag, ragout, rummage, salad, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, stew, tumble, variety, welter
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