Definition of motivic in English:

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motivic

Pronunciation: /ˈmōdəvik/

adjective

Music
Relating to a motif or motifs.
Example sentences
  • A fairy-tale opera for children, it has also found a steady adult following, in part for its skilful use of folk or folk-like songs in a simple motivic technique derived from Wagner.
  • And would the listener recognise the deeper significance, in Cantata 105, of the worship of money as a betrayal of Christ without that motivic relationship?
  • Instead, the melodic phrases owe their unity and continuity to the juxtaposition of short segments with obvious motivic connections.

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Syllabification: mo·ti·vic

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