Translation of motif in Spanish:

motif

Pronunciation: /məʊˈtiːf/

n

  • 1.1 (theme) tema (m), motivo (m)
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    • 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)
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    • 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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