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pasticcio

[pa-stee-choh; Italian pahs-teet-chaw]
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noun, plural pas·tic·ci [pa-stee-chee; Italian pahs-teet-chee] /pæˈsti tʃi; Italian pɑsˈtit tʃi/.
  1. a pastiche.
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Origin of pasticcio

1700–10; < Italian < Vulgar Latin pastīcium pasty, pie, derivative of Late Latin pasta; see paste
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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