Definition of Pastiche

1. Noun. A musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources.




2. Noun. A work of art that imitates the style of some previous work.
Generic synonyms: Work Of Art

Definition of Pastiche

1. Noun. A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist. ¹

2. Noun. A musical medley, typically quoting other works. ¹

3. Noun. An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge. ¹

4. Noun. A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form. ¹

5. Verb. To create or compose in a mixture of styles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pastiche

1. an artistic work made of fragments from various sources [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastiche

pasteurising
pasteurism
pasteurizable
pasteurization
pasteurizations
pasteurize
pasteurized
pasteurized milk
pasteurizer
pasteurizers
pasteurizes
pasteurizing
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pasticcio
pasticcios
pastiche (current term)
pastiched
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pasticheurs
pastiching
pastichio
pastichios
pastie
pastier
pastiera
pastieras
pasties
pastiest
pastil

Literary usage of Pastiche

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"See also REDUNDANCY. pastiche pastiche is a word growing in popularity with ... Here we have the first use: But his style, an overblown pastiche of 17th ..."

2. Poems by Alfred Noyes, Hamilton Wright Mabie (1906)
"pastiche Low, behind dark apple-boughs, And the farmer's gabled house, Sinks the slowly reddening sun; Day is nearly done. Now the harvest-burdened wains ..."

3. Bossuet and His Contemporaries by Henrietta Louisa LEAR (1890)
"DU pastiche BIBLIQUE. Parmi ces genres divers se place en premier lieu l'imitation proprement dite, ..."

4. Poetical Works of Mathilde Blind by Mathilde Blind (1900)
"Then haste while still the roses blow, And pale and bright in heaven above The sun and moon alternate glow, Pluck, pluck the rose of love. pastiche. i. ..."

5. The Loom of Years by Alfred Noyes (1902)
"pastiche Low, behind dark apple-boughs, And the farmer's gabled house, Sinks the slowly reddening sun; Day is nearly done. Now the harvest-burdened wains ..."

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