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Synonyms for motif
moʊˈtifmo·tif

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motif, motivenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    motivation, motive, need, theme

  2. motif, motivenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    motivation, motive, need, theme

  3. theme, motifnoun

    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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "motif":

    ground, reason, leitmotiv, motive

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How to use motif in a sentence?

  1. Norbert Kaethler:

    The souvenir plays on Marx's criticism of capitalism and of course the 0-euro note fits perfectly with Marx as a motif.

  2. Neil Meron:

    It really is celebratory about movies and yet it's kind of cheeky in a way, but yet it has a beautiful musical motif which... we integrate throughout the show as kind of a call-back theme.


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