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

Word History


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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“Gesamtkunstwerk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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