Synonyms for motif

Synonyms for (noun) motif

Synonyms: motif, motive

Definition: a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

Similar words: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors

Synonyms: theme, motif

Definition: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

Usage: it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

Similar words: idea, thought

Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

Synonyms: motif, motive

Definition: a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

Similar words: theme, melodic theme, idea, musical theme

Definition: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

Usage: the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it

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