Meaning of “motif” in the English Dictionary

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"motif" in American English

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motifnoun [ C ]

us /moʊˈtif/

a pattern or design:

We chose curtains with a flower motif.

art, literature, music A motif is also an idea that appears repeatedly in the work of an artist or in a piece of writing or music.

(Definition of “motif” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)