Translation of "leitmotiv" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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leitmotivnoun [ C ]

also leitmotif uk /ˈlaɪt.məʊ.tiːf/ us /ˈlaɪt.moʊ.t̬iːf/ specialized

a phrase or other feature that is repeated often in a work of art, literature, or music and that tells you something important about it

(指艺术、文学或尤指音乐作品中反复出现的)主题,中心思想,主旋律
Death and renewal are leitmotivs running through the whole novel. 死亡与新生是贯穿这部小说的主题。

(Translation of “leitmotiv” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)