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Synonyms for theme

Synonyms for (noun) theme

Synonyms: theme, motif Definition: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work Usage: it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

Similar words: idea, thought Definition: the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about Usage: it was not a good idea; the thought never entered my mind

Synonyms: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Synonyms: paper, theme, composition, report Definition: an essay (especially one written as an assignment) Usage: he got an A on his composition

Similar words: essay Definition: an analytic or interpretive literary composition

Synonyms: subject, topic, theme Definition: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion Usage: he didn't want to discuss that subject; it was a very sensitive topic; his letters were always on the theme of love

Similar words: subject matter, substance, message, content Definition: what a communication that is about something is about

Synonyms: theme, melodic theme, idea, musical theme Definition: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition Usage: the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it

Similar words: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Synonyms for (verb) theme

Synonyms: theme Definition: provide with a particular theme or motive Usage: the restaurant often themes its menus

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish Definition: give something useful or necessary to Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater