Noun(1) a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration(2) a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music(3) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
(1) the motif in the second violin is submerged by the first violin's countermelody(2) Could Beethoven have really called to mind this Handel motif when conceiving the final movement of his last quartet?(3) superstition is a recurring motif in the book(4) Those names, like everything in the book, echo the motif of hunger.(5) Their elaborate dance of courtship, which cannot call itself by that name, is the film's central motif .(6) Each invention is highly contrapuntal and most are imitative in texture, developing a short melodic motif .(7) The relationship between land, landscape, and technological progress has always been a dominant motif in the American experience and its telling.(8) The motif (golf, surf) can be customized to suit the distributor's customer.(9) The man also wears a dark baseball cap with a motif on the front, light brown boots, and carries a dark coloured rucksack on his back.(10) She is currently at work on a book studying the sovereignty motif in Heaney's verse.(11) The motif of the globe recurs in other works by Georgiades.(12) She was wearing black jeans, a red jumper with a lion motif and a black bodywarmer when she disappeared.(13) He was last seen wearing a baseball cap with a crocodile motif , a black sweatshirt and dark blue jeans.(14) The ebullient finale bristled with detail, particularly in the two fugal interludes that develop the initial, playful motif into a serious contrapuntal argument.(15) He was wearing a light grey hooded top with a sports motif on the front and light grey bottoms.(16) the nautical motif of his latest novel
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