from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists, often with satirical intent.
- n. A pasticcio of incongruous parts; a hodgepodge: "In . . . a city of splendid Victorian architecture . . . there is a rather pointless pastiche of Dickensian London down on the waterfront” ( Economist).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
- n. A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
- n. An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
- n. A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
- v. To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pasticcio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
- n. a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
French, from Italian pasticcio; see pasticcio.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)