leitmotif

[ lahyt-moh-teef ]SEE DEFINITION OF leitmotif
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He will come back, murmured Chavvy, in concordance with her leitmotif.

It was what I had always called "Rosemary's leitmotif," expressed in perfume.

"More work for the undertaker" should be the leitmotif of the evening's fun.

Indeed, they recur again and again, like a Leitmotif in music, in everything he wrote.

In her direct and genuine nature there is a 'Leitmotif' of pure sweet melody that will enrich the life of its discoverer.

In these symphonic poems Liszt has made use of the principle of the leitmotif in orchestral music.

His leitmotif in the music-play has been 'See the Conquering Hero' up to now; one isn't sorry to see one's sex avenged.

Here Rimsky-Korsakov makes a more extended and systematic use of the leitmotif.

And the "Wacht am Rhein" seemed to come and go at intervals, like a leitmotif to all their doings.

Here is the leitmotif of the whole fascinating drama of infection and immunity.

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