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leitmotifmore about leitmotif


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leitmotif  \Leit"mo*tif"\  (l[imac]t"m[-o]*t[-e]f"),  n.  [G.] 
  See  {Leading  motive},  under  {Leading},  a. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  melodic  phrase  that  accompanies  the  reappearance  of  a 
  person  or  situation  (as  in  Wagner's  operas)  [syn:  {leitmotiv}] 

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