Synonyms for motif


1. motif, motive, design, pattern, figure
usage: a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
2. motif, motive, theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea
usage: a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
3. theme, motif, idea, thought
usage: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
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