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Oxford dictionary definition of the word leitmotif:
a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation:
there are two leitmotifs in his score marking the heroine and her Fairy Godmother
late 19th century: from German Leitmotiv, from leit- ‘leading’ (from leiten ‘to lead’) + Motiv ‘motive’