[ pa-steesh, pah- ]
/ pæˈstiʃ, pɑ- /


a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.

Origin of pastiche

1700–10; < French < Italian pasticcio pasticcio Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pastiche


pasticcio (pæˈstɪtʃəʊ)

/ (pæˈstiːʃ) /


a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period

Word Origin for pastiche

C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pasta paste 1
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