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Meaning of Gesamtkunstwerk*

Ge•samt•kunst•werk

Pronunciation: (gu-zämt'koonst'verk), [key]
— n. German.
  1. total art work; an artistic creation, as the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that synthesizes the elements of music, drama, spectacle, dance, etc.
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