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Leitmotif

Leit´mo`tif´   Pronunciation: līt´mô`tėf´
n.1.(Mus.) a guiding theme; in Wagnerian opera, a marked melodic phrase or short musical passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label. Also called Leading motive.
2.a recurring theme in the activities of a person or group.
Noun1.leitmotif - a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
Synonyms: leitmotiv
air, leitmotiv, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune
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