pastiche

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Via French pastiche, from Italian pasticcio (pie, something blended), from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Latin pasta (dough, pastry cake, paste), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, barley porridge), from παστός (pastos, sprinkled with salt).

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pastiche (plural pastiches)

Botticelli's original on the left, pastiche on the right. (1)
  1. A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
  2. A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
  3. An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
  4. (uncountable) A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.

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Verb[edit]

pastiche (third-person singular simple present pastiches, present participle pastiching, simple past and past participle pastiched)

  1. To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
    • 2008 May 13, Natalie Angier, “A Gene Map for the Cute Side of the Family”, New York Times:
      That the genetic code of the platypus proved to be as bizarrely pastiched as its anatomy enhanced the popular appeal of the report, published in the journal Nature.

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pastiche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pasticher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of pasticher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of pasticher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of pasticher
  5. second-person singular imperative of pasticher