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Leitmotiv   Listen
noun
Leitmotiv, Leitmotif  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.






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Words linked to "Leitmotiv" :   melodic phrase, strain, air, melodic line, line, melody



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