HyperDic: motif

English > 3 senses of the word motif:
NOUNartifactmotif, motivea design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
communicationmotif, motivea theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
cognitionmotif, themea unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
motif > pronunciation
Soundsmowtiy'f
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > motif: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration.
Synonymmotive
Broaderdesign, pattern, figureA decorative or artistic work
English > motif: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music.
Synonymmotive
Narrowerobbligato, obligatoA persistent but subordinate motif
Broadertheme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
Spanishmotivo
Catalanmotiu
English > motif: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.
Synonymtheme
NarrowertoposA traditional theme or motif or literary convention
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishmotivo, tema
Catalanmotiu, tema

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