The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pasticcio \Pas*tic"ci*o\, n. [It., fr. pasta. See Paste.]
A medley; an olio. [R.]
A work of art imitating directly the work of another artist, or of more artists than one.
A falsified work of art, as a vase or statue made up of parts of original works, with missing parts supplied.
n. 1 A medley; an olio. 2 (context art English) An artwork that directly imitates the work of another artist or artists. 3 (context art English) A falsified work of art, such as a vase or statue made up of parts of original works, with missing parts supplied.
In music, a pasticcio or pastiche is an opera or other musical work composed of works by different composers who may or may not have been working together, or an adaptation or localization of an existing work that is loose, unauthorized, or inauthentic.
Usage examples of "pasticcio".
This pasticcio was reprinted by little treadmill magazines and trade journals all over the country, and from these lifted as a filler by some hundreds of newspapers.
What did it matter if the work were a spurious thing, a pasticcio, a poor victim which had been pulled this way and that, changed, cut, added to?
Sentendosi molto stanco, si alzò vacillante per andare da Elain, che stava avvolgendo dei pasticci di carne in carta oleata.