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motif

Pronunciation: /məʊˈtiːf/

Translation of motif in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (theme) tema (masculine), motivo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • This distinctively narrative work presents a host of motifs that recur throughout Schreuders' printed works, including mermaids and sculpted figures.
    • Chapter 1 introduces a series of motifs that recur in subsequent chapters and carry similar associations with them.
    • There is no attempt to create a genre with recurring motifs like, for example, chick lit's shoes, sex, and Chardonnay.
    1.2 (design) motivo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In addition to church furnishings and tombs, he specialized in the design of ornamental motifs, which he popularized in a series of engravings, 1548-77.
    • Included are geometrics, florals and foliates, animals and nature motifs and other decorative repeat patterns.
    • Crafted in gold or silver, medals were adorned with decorative motifs and appropriate inscriptions engraved by hand.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.