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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)

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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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