English name for a Spanish stew known as Olla podrida
miscellaneous mixture of elements, especially artistic
Hodgepodge; Stew; Miscellany; Pastiche; Mishmash; Mixed bag;
Potpourri; Medley; This and that; Melange; Spicy stew;
Related crosswordese: Olla
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Slovenia: Happy Hodgepodge
pastiche of comic strip imagery from 1930-2000.
work is called pastiche if it was cobbled together in imitation
of several original works. As the Oxford English Dictionary puts
it, a pastiche in this sense is "a medley of various
ingredients; a hotchpotch, farrago, jumble." This meaning
accords with etymology: pastiche is the French version of Italian
pasticcio, which designated a kind of pie made of many different
the 18th century, opera pasticcios were frequently made by
composers as notable as George Frideric Handel, Christoph
Willibald Gluck, and Johann Christian Bach. These composite works
would take various portions of scores by other composers and
recombine them, changing words and adapting freely.
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