motif: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mō-tēf'), [key]
- a recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., esp. in a literary, artistic, or musical work.
- a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper.
- a dominant idea or feature: the profit motif of free enterprise.
- motif (Thesaurus)