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