Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Definition of the Day - Pastiche

pas⋅tiche /pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [pa-steesh, pah-]


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.

3. A dramatic, literary, or musical piece openly imitating the previous works of other artists.

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