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leitmotifn. [G., leading motive.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a recurring theme in the activities of a person or group.  [PJC]


leitmotif, n. (also leitmotiv) a recurrent theme associated throughout a musical, literary, etc. composition with a particular person, idea, or situation.

G Leitmotiv (as LEAD(1), MOTIVE)

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