Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[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. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pasticcio
Historical Examples
  • pasticcio signifies an imitation of the mixed style of various artists.

    Popular Tales

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

    Great Musical Composers

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

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • In the following year he produced 'Piramo e Tisbe,' a pasticcio, which failed completely.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • 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

Word of the Day

Nearby words for pasticcio

Word Value for pasticcio

Scrabble Words With Friends