Gesamtkunstwerk

noun
Ge·​samt·​kunst·​werk | \gəˈzämtˌku̇nstˌverk\
plural -s

Definition of Gesamtkunstwerk 

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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