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Another word for motif

  1. An element or a component in a decorative composition

      1. The art or practice of designing or making designs:
      2. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
      3. The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details:
      1. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
      3. An ornamental figure or design
      1. Impression or appearance made:
      2. The shape or form of a human body:
      3. An artistic design in fabrics, etc.; pattern
      1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
      2. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
      3. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
      1. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
      2. An arrangement of form; disposition of parts or elements; design
      3. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
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Another word for motif

      1. A course or area of study:
      2. One who is under surveillance:
      3. A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
      1. A heading or item in an outline
      2. (Linguistics) A word or phrase in a sentence, usually providing information from previous discourse or shared knowledge, that the rest of the sentence elaborates or comments on.
      3. A subject of discussion or conversation.
      1. A dominant theme or underlying pattern
      2. A short, recurring musical phrase or theme, esp. as used in Wagnerian opera to represent a given character, emotion, etc.
      3. A melodic passage or phrase, especially in Wagnerian opera, associated with a specific character, situation, or element.
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