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- n. Alternative form of leitmotif.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a leading motive (which see, under leading).
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- n. a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
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While Wagner never used the word leitmotiv to describe his own operas, it is a clearly discernible technique in his music which has influenced many other composers.
One little group of notes (l) I have seen described as a leitmotiv; and if it is one, I should like to know what it stands for.
One little group of notes (_l_) I have seen described as a leitmotiv; and if it is one, I should like to know what it stands for.
To give order to this new concept of opera, Wagner invented the leitmotiv, which is a relatively short melodic idea that represents a certain character, thing, or idea.
We prefer to make it, if you will, the leitmotiv which is to accompany all our explanations.
The paradox represented by San Diego reappears throughout this study in the form of a kind of leitmotiv, indicating that the question of whether immigration can or should be brought to a stop or whether attention should be concentrated on getting the best out of those who have arrived and those who will come later, is crucial for California.
The propeller design consistently applied to many elements of the cars (such as the Aeroblade wheels) since 2000, was up for refreshment though: And in aviation the propeller engine was succeeded by the turbine engine so Spyker adopted the turbine as its "leitmotiv" for the Spyker C8 Aileron.
Raven's feelings are those of the dead lover in The Unquiet Grave, the song that is the novel's leitmotiv and the source of its original title, "A Twelvemonth and a Day."
This has to be repeated as a leitmotiv all the time by those who believe in Trurh and in government's dishonesty.
The difference between a free society and a dominated one is in the percentage of property the state lays its hands on ... the predatory impulse finds expression in the Jacob-Esau inheritance swindle, and the use of fraud or force to acquire property without laboring for it is the leitmotiv of the social saga.