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noun as in central theme

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Skeletons and calavera motifs, surrounding Latin women, feature prominently in his paintings.

I think he wanted to draw parallels between the different time periods through motifs.

“I believe that eyes are very important motifs,” said Kusama.

The British designer's Spring/Summer 2014 collection was a nod to summer with daisy motifs and flirty frocks.

The motifs were a reminder of what changed for women in the 1920s.

It is such a chance, for Frau Burg-Schmidt will explain the motifs to me, and tell me when to look for them.

These are the two motifs, knit together by no shred of logical connection, which form the threads on which the drama is hung.

The specimen illustrated is rich in decorative motifs associated with the best in Florentine art.

The design motifs are unique in comparison with those found on other English pottery of the 17th century.

Motifs: The motifs are varied and never occur in any one combination more than once.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motifs, such as: pattern, concept, logo, subject, design, and idea.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.