Definition of pastiche noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pæˈstiːʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pæˈstiːʃ//
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  1. 1[countable] a work of art, piece of writing, etc. that is created by deliberately copying the style of somebody/something else a pastiche of the classic detective story
  2. 2[countable] a work of art, etc. that consists of a variety of different styles
  3. 3[uncountable] the art of creating a pastiche She’s an expert in the art of pastiche and parody. See related entries: Crafts and skills
  4. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from Italian pasticcio, based on late Latin pasta ‘paste’.
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