You can refer to a work of art or an object as kitsch if it is showy and thought by some people to be in bad taste.

...a hideous ballgown verging on the kitsch...

Collectors of Fifties kitsch should pop over to Brussels for the flea market.

Kitsch is also an adjective.

Blue and green eyeshadow has long been considered kitsch. ...kitsch pop culture.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • KITSCH — Mot allemand, intraduisible et désignant soit le sentiment que provoque une certaine classe d’objets, soit cette classe elle même: chromos, cartes postales de Noël, romans roses, meubles de style, musique légère, langage «phatique» des speakers… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kitsch — KITSCH, kitschuri, s.n. Termen folosit pentru a determina un obiect decorativ de prost gust. ♢ Reproducere sau copiere pe scară industrială a unor opere de artă, multiplicate şi valorificate comercial. [pr.: chici] – Din germ. Kitsch. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • kitsch|y — or kitsch|y «KIHCH ee», adjective. Kitsch|i|er or kitsch|i|er, Kitsch|i|est or kitsch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kitsch|y — or kitsch|y «KIHCH ee», adjective. Kitsch|i|er or kitsch|i|er, Kitsch|i|est or kitsch …   Useful english dictionary

  • kitsch — (n.) 1926, from Ger. kitsch, lit. gaudy, trash, from dialectal kitschen to smear. What we English people call ugliness in German art is simply the furious reaction against what Germans call süsses Kitsch, the art of the picture postcard, and of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kitsch — Voz alemana (pron. [kích]) que, como sustantivo masculino, significa ‘estética caracterizada por la mezcla de objetos heterogéneos pasados de moda y que se consideran de mal gusto’ y, como adjetivo, ‘del kitsch o que tiene sus características’.… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Kitsch — Kitsch: Das erst seit der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jh.s bezeugte dt. Wort für »Schund; Geschmacklosigkeit« gehört wahrscheinlich zu dem nur mdal. Verb kitschen »streichen, schmieren; zusammenscharren; entlangstreichen, rutschen, flitzen«, das wohl… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • kitsch — adjetivo 1. (invariable) Uso/registro: elevado. [Elemento decorativo] que es deliberadamente desfasado, ostentoso, recargado y de mal gusto: Es una decoración muy kitsch, y no me gusta nada. sustantivo masculino 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • kitsch — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ted. {{wmetafile0}} 1. agg.inv., di cattivo gusto, pacchiano: arredamento, abbigliamento kitsch | di qcn., che si comporta o si veste in modo particolarmente eccentrico e vistoso Sinonimi: pacchiano. Contrari: 2fine,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Kitsch — /kitʃ/ (o, all ital., kitsch) s.m., ted. [propr. scarto ; prob. der. del ted. dialettale kitschen intrugliare ], usato in ital. come s.m. e agg. ■ s.m. [totale mancanza di gusto: quest oggetto è un bell esempio di K.] ▶◀ cattivo gusto,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • kitsch — [kıtʃ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; : German; Origin: kitschen to put together roughly or carelessly ] objects, films etc that are cheap and unfashionable, and which often amuse people because of this >kitsch kitschy adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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