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motivic (not comparable)
- (music) Used as, or relating to, a motif.
1988 April 8, Dennis Polkow, “Cross Dreams”, in Chicago Reader:
- In fact, Tucker's use of parallel motion and open fourths as a central motivic element particularly reminded me of Stravinsky's sacred music, especially the quieter sections of Symphony of Psalms and the Mass.