Leisurely

Lei"sure*ly

, adv. In a leisurely manner. Addison.
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Leit"mo*tif"

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Leit"mo*tiv"

(lt"m*tf"), n. [G., leading motive.] 1. (Mus.) a guiding theme; in Wagnerian opera, a marked melodic phrase or short musical passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label. Also called Leading motive.
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2. a recurring theme in the activities of a person or group.
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