Definition of pasticcio in English:

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pasticcio

Pronunciation: /paˈstēCH(ē)ˌō/

noun (plural pasticcios)

Another term for pastiche.
Example sentences
  • It is possible that the serenata might be what is known as a pasticcio, or an assemblage of music by several composers.
  • This is a pasticcio opera, which means that, in certain arias, Vivaldi used music by other composers - in this case, some associated with Neapolitan opera, such as Broschi, Hasse, and Giacomelli - and adapted it for his new opera.
  • Like fellow Beat Jedi Madlib, Spinna adhered to a jazz-based aesthetic but was willing to dig into other genre's for a pasticcio rewarding in its eclecticism.

Origin

Italian.

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Syllabification: pas·tic·cio

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