motif Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “motif” in the English Dictionary

"motif" in British English

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motifnoun [C]

uk   /məʊˈtiːf/  us   /moʊ-/

motif noun [C] (PATTERN)

a ​pattern or ​design: We ​chose some ​curtains with a ​flower motif.

motif noun [C] (IDEA)

an ​idea that is used many ​times in a ​piece of writing or ​music: The motif ofbetrayal is ​crucial in all these ​stories.
(Definition of motif from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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motifnoun [C]

 us   /moʊˈtif/
a ​pattern or ​design: We ​chosecurtains with a ​flower motif. art, literature, music A motif is also an ​idea that ​appearsrepeatedly 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)
Translations of “motif”
in Chinese (Simplified) 图案, 图案,式样…
in Turkish desen, motif…
in Russian орнамент, узор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖案, 圖案,式樣…
in Polish motyw, wzór…
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