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pas·tiche / paˈstēsh; pä-/ • n. an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period: the operetta is a pastiche of 18th century styles | the songs amount to much more than blatant pastiche. ∎  an artistic work consisting of a medley of pieces taken from various sources. ∎  a confused mixture or jumble: his speech is a pastiche of false starts and unfinished sentences. • v. [tr.] imitate the style of (an artist or work): Gauguin took himself to a Pacific island and pastiched the primitive art he found there.

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pastiche.
1. Work produced in deliberate imitation of another or others, hence an eclectic composition incorporating allusions to earlier styles, often handled with considerable originality.

2. Transfer to another medium of a design, such as a book-cover as a pasticcio of a mosaic. In neither (1) nor (2) is the word pejorative.

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pastiche (Fr.). Imitation. Not the same as pasticcio, being a work deliberately written in the style of another period or manner, e.g. Prokofiev's Classical Symphony and Stravinsky's Pulcinella. Although pastiche has a meaning as ‘medley’, it is invariably applied musically in the sense outlined above.

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pastiche (păstēsh´, pä–), work of art that combines themes and styles from various sources in such a way as to appear obviously derivative. Pastiches are frequently passed off as works by the artists from whom the motifs and figures were taken.

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pastichebabiche, Dalglish, fiche, Laois, leash, niche, nouveau riche, pastiche, quiche, Rajneesh, schottische •microfiche • corniche • hashish •baksheesh

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