A main element, idea, feature, etc.
A short, recurring musical phrase or theme, esp. as used in Wagnerian opera to represent a given character, emotion, etc.
Find another word for leitmotiv. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for leitmotiv, like: recurrent musical phrase, suggestive melody, motif, theme and leitmotif.