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Gesamtkunstwerk

[ guh-zahmt-koonst-verk ]
/ gəˈzɑmtˈkʊnst vɛrk /
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noun German.
total art work; an artistic creation, as the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that synthesizes the elements of music, drama, spectacle, dance, etc.
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Origin of Gesamtkunstwerk

First recorded in 1935–40; from German: literally, “total art work”
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