Definitions for theme

Definitions for (noun) theme

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: paper, theme, composition, report

Definition: an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

Usage: he got an A on his composition

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Definitions for (verb) theme

Main entry: theme

Definition: provide with a particular theme or motive

Usage: the restaurant often themes its menus

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