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

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)