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Noun Concept
Categories: Opera terminology, Literary motifs, German words and phrases, Formal sections in music analysis, Richard Wagner
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leitmotif  leitmotiv  Leading motive  Leading motif  Leit-motif
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A melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas) WordNet 3.0
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A melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas) WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A leitmotif or leitmotiv is a "short, recurring musical phrase" associated with a particular person, place, or idea. Wikipedia
A recurring musical phrase used as an element of musical structure. Wikipedia Disambiguation
Short, constantly recurring musical phrase, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation Wikidata
A melodic theme associated with a particular character, place, thing or idea in an opera. Wiktionary
Melodic theme in an opera. Wiktionary (translation)