motif synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term motif:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. motif, motivenoun

    a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

    motivation, motive, motif, need, theme

  2. motif, motivenoun

    a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

    motivation, motive, motif, need, theme

  3. theme, motifnoun

    a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

    composition, theme, report, idea, topic, paper, musical theme, root, base, melodic theme, motive, subject, root word, stem, motif, radical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

ground, reason, leitmotiv, motive