Motif

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Definition

a motif: a subject, a theme, a topic; a pattern, a design
noun
I like the motif of your new rug. What a nice pattern it is!
The motif for the new commercial is excellent! The theme is perfect!

Examples

  • "Napkins (preferably with a proper birthday motif)"
  • "Susie : Well, Horatio says that this perfume was created from wild Amazonian fruits, so I thought a jungle motif might be appropriate."
  • "I think you mean to say that you were immediately captivated by the symphony's opening motif, and that the orchestra continued to provide a stunning interpretation of one of Beethoven's most popular works."

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