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synonyms for motif

  • concept
  • logo
  • pattern
  • design
  • idea
  • notion
  • structure
  • subject
See also synonyms for: motifs
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How to use motif in a sentence

Dorothy Draper, the mother of American interior design, was a master at mixing patterns, with her liberal use of motifs and colors.
HOW TO INCORPORATE 7 POPULAR PATTERNS IN YOUR HOME, ACCORDING TO EXPERTSMARISSA HERMANSONJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Floral motifs were the most popular, with herbs and vegetables forming intricate blooms.
THESE 10 FOOD TRENDS WERE THE DISTRACTIONS WE NEEDED IN 2020EMILY HEILDECEMBER 24, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Naturally, this development is impacting advertising and one upshot is that brands are paying greater attention to the suites of sounds, voices and motifs that define how consumers “hear” the brand.
DEEP DIVE: HOW THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ACCELERATED THE ALREADY CRESTING CTV SEA CHANGEJESSICA RAPPDECEMBER 21, 2020DIGIDAY
The Upstate New Yorker’s prominent motifs include crystal-like patterns and sprays of rounded, tapered shapes that resemble both leaves and water drops.
IN THE GALLERIES: UP TO HIS ELBOWS IN WATERY WORKS AND LUSTROUS PRINTSMARK JENKINSDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Wednesday’s event took place in front of a Richmond elementary school that McAuliffe used as a motif to discuss his plans to boost the state’s education system and address inequities in schools.
TERRY MCAULIFFE RUNNING FOR VA. GOVERNOR FOR SECOND TIMEPARKER PURIFOYDECEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
We must have motif first, then technique to adapt and adjust expression and to develop facility in the active agents.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
With this (class c) form of the story we frequently find combined what is known as The False Claimant ‘motif.’
THE THREE DAYS' TOURNAMENTJESSIE L. WESTON
The bird motif occurs in the decoration of metallic objects in the British Islands during the early centuries in this era.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
It is not repoussé, but is cut in openwork of intricate pattern in which the Swastika is the principal motif.
THE SWASTIKATHOMAS WILSON
It seemed illogical, and evaded him, like a melody with a dimly familiar motif which he was unable to place or even fully recall.
THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORGUY WETMORE CARRYL
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WORDS RELATED TO MOTIF

  • bob
  • burden
  • chorale
  • main section
  • melody
  • motif
  • music
  • recurrent verse
  • response
  • ritornelle
  • song
  • strain
  • theme
  • tune
  • undersong
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