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leitmotif

leit·mo·tif (leit·mo·tiv)

leitmotif (leitmotiv)

 
pronunciation:
laIt mo tif
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a recurrent theme in a musical piece or literary work that is associated with a particular character, thing, or situation.
The poet uses volcanic imagery to convey the poem's leitmotif of repressed passion.
similar words:
burden, chorus, melody, motif, refrain, strain, theme
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