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Poetry Definition

Theme running through a piece of work.


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Standard Definition

[n] a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)


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\Leit"mo*tif"\ (l[imac]t"m[-o]*t[-e]f"), n. [G.] (Mus.) See {Leading motive}, under {Leading}, a.