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Synonyms for motif
moʊˈtif

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motif, motive(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    motivation, motive, need, theme

  2. motif, motive(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    motivation, motive, need, theme

  3. theme, motif(noun)

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

    "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ground, reason, leitmotiv, motive

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