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noun [countable]     leitmotif pronunciation in American English
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or leitmotiv     leitmotiv pronunciation in American English

  1. 1
    music a tune that is repeated several times in a piece of music and represents a particular character or situation
  2. 2
    a word, phrase, or idea that is repeated several times in something such as a speech or book and is important for understanding the speech or book correctly


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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