noun Ge·samt·kunst·werk \gəˈzämtˌku̇nstˌverk\

Definition of Gesamtkunstwerk



  1. :  an art work produced by a synthesis of various art forms (such as music and drama)

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Origin and Etymology of gesamtkunstwerk

German, from gesamt whole, entire (from Middle High German gesamt, gesament, past participle of samanen to gather, assemble, from Old High German samanōn, from saman- together, in the same place — akin to Gothic samana together, Old English tōsamne, Old Norse samr same) + kunst art + werk work, from Old High German werc — more at same, kunstlied, work

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