What does kitsch mean?

Definitions for kitschkɪtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kitsch(noun)

    excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste


  1. kitsch(Noun)

    Art, decorative objects and other forms of representation of questionable artistic or aesthetic value; a representation that is excessively sentimental, overdone, or vulgar.

  2. kitsch(Adjective)

    Said especially of art and decor that is considered of questionable aesthetic value; excessively sentimental, overdone or vulgar.

  3. Origin: From Kitsch, from dialectal kitschen, the word and concept were popularized in the 1930's by several critics who opposed it to avant garde art.


  1. Kitsch

    Kitsch is a style of mass-produced art or design using cultural icons. The term is generally reserved for unsubstantial or gaudy works, or works that are calculated to have popular appeal. The concept of kitsch is applied to artwork that was a response to the 19th century art with aesthetics that convey exaggerated sentimentality and melodrama, hence, kitsch art is closely associated with sentimental art.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitsch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kitsch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Dillon Morris:

    As more consumer 360 cameras become available, more content producers will bring us past the current landscape of kitsch and clich.

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