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[pa-stee-choh; Italian pahs-teet-chaw] /pæˈsti tʃoʊ; Italian pɑsˈtit tʃɔ/
noun, plural pasticci
[pa-stee-chee; Italian pahs-teet-chee] /pæˈsti tʃi; Italian pɑsˈtit tʃi/ (Show IPA)
a pastiche.
Origin of pasticcio
1700-10; < Italian < Vulgar Latin pastīcium pasty, pie, derivative of Late Latin pasta; see paste Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the following year he produced 'Piramo e Tisbe,' a pasticcio, which failed completely.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • pasticcio signifies an imitation of the mixed style of various artists.

    Popular Tales Madame Guizot
  • On one occasion an old man sang quite glibly a tune which was in reality a pasticcio of three separate shanties all known to me.

  • His masses were pasticcio work made up of pieces selected from his operas and other compositions.

    Great Musical Composers George T. Ferris
  • His "Piramo e Tisbe" was a pasticcio,—an opera made up of tunes selected from his earlier works.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • A more repulsive tragi-comedy than this pasticcio of Sophocles and Seneca, can scarcely be imagined.

  • pasticcio di Maccheroni is an excellent macaroni pie, and Gnocchi di Patele are little knobs of paste boiled like macaroni.

  • He introduced a discordant pathological note, but the music of Richard Strauss may save his pasticcio.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker

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