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motif

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1 a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition)

  • the motif of mute figures standing in lonely isolation is a recurrent one in the artistʼs works
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2 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric)

  • the fabric for the upholstery features a scallop shell motif
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