leitmotiv Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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leitmotivnoun [C]

(also leitmotif) uk   /ˈlaɪt.məʊ.tiːf/  us   /-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 ​wholenovel.
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