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pastiche

[pa-steesh, pah-] /pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-/
noun
1.
a literary, musical, or artistic piece consisting wholly or chiefly of motifs or techniques borrowed from one or more sources.
2.
an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
Origin of pastiche
1700-1710
1700-10; < French < Italian pasticcio pasticcio
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pastiche

/pæˈstiːʃ/
noun
1.
a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
2.
a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
Word Origin
C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pastapaste1
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Word Origin and History for pastiche
n.

"a medley made up of fragments from different works," 1878, from French pastiche (18c.), from Italian pasticcio "medley, pastry cake," from Vulgar Latin *pasticium "composed of paste," from Late Latin pasta "paste, pastry cake" (see pasta). Borrowed earlier (1752) in the Italian form.

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