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From French motif (1848), with the meaning of main idea or theme

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  • IPA: /məʊ'tif/

(mō-tēf́)

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Motif

Plural
Motifs

Motif (plural Motifs)
  1. A recurring or dominant element; a theme.
    See how the artist repeats the scroll motif throughout the work?
  2. (music) A short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work
  3. A decorative figure that is repeated in a design
  4. crystallography: The physical object or objects repeated at each point of a lattice. Usually atoms or molecules.

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From Late Latin motivus.

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Motif m. (plural Motifs)

  1. motive (motif)
  2. pattern, designes:motif

fa:motif fr:motif io:motif hu:motif pl:motif ru:motif fi:motif ta:motif th:motif tr:motif vi:motif zh:motif

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