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leitmotif

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Leitmotiv (leading motive), from leiten (to lead) + Motiv (motive), originally used to describe Wagnerian opera.

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Noun

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leitmotif

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  1. (music) A melodic theme associated with a particular character, place, thing or idea in an opera.
  2. A recurring theme.

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