motif

(noun)

noun

1. a design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration

Similar word(s): motive

Definition categories: man–made, design, figure, pattern

2. a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

Similar word(s): motive

Definition categories: communication, idea, theme

3. a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

Similar word(s): theme

Definition categories: thought, idea

Sentences with motif as a noun:

- See how the artist repeats the scroll motif throughout the work?