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pastiche

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noun pas·tiche \pas-ˈtēsh, päs-\

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

  1. 1 :  a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also :  such stylistic imitation

  2. 2 a :  a musical, literary, or artistic composition made up of selections from different works :  potpourri b :  hodgepodge

pas·ti·cheur play \ˌpas-tē-ˈshər, ˌpäs-\ noun

Examples of pastiche

  1. His earlier building designs were pastiches based on classical forms.

  2. With this work she goes beyond pastiche.

  3. The research paper was essentially a pastiche made up of passages from different sources.

  4. 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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