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noun [countable] leitmotif pronunciation in British English /ˈlaɪtməʊˌtiːf/
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or leitmotiv leitmotif pronunciation in British 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

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