motif

motif(
mo
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tif
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (central idea)
a. el tema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Death is a recurring motif in her work.La muerte es un tema recurrente en su obra.
2. (music)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A rhythmic motif is repeated throughout the symphony.Un motivo rítmico se repite a lo largo de la sinfonía.
3. (design)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The restaurant is decorated with African motifs.El restaurante está adornado con motivos africanos.
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motif
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el motivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
motif [məʊˈtiːf]
noun
(Art) (Mús) motivo (m); [of speech etc] tema (m); (Cos) adorno (m);
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