- a principal melodic subject in a musical composition.
- a short melodic subject from which variations are developed.
verb (used with object), themed, them·ing.
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Origin of theme
synonym study for theme
OTHER WORDS FROM themethemeless, adjectivesubtheme, noun
Words nearby theme
Example sentences from the Web for theme
In fact, Google started testing it in December but over the past few days more and more have been seeing this theme.Google goes dark theme and passage ranking sees the light: Friday’s daily brief|Barry Schwartz|February 12, 2021|Search Engine Land
As a group-show theme, “Red” may seem foolproof, but it entails a risk.In the galleries: Rejuvenating the obsolete into unconventional art|Mark Jenkins|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
As Google rolls out dark theme to more searchers, the click through rate on your ads may be impacted.Google Search dark theme mode expands but search ads are hard to distinguish|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
That was the theme of the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.People are concerned about tech tinkering with our minds|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News For Students
It has signed an IP partnership with Hasbro to launch a Nerf-themed game that has been working quite well.Hyper casual game publisher Homa Games raises $15 million|Romain Dillet|February 9, 2021|TechCrunch
Will the Pam/Krieger relationship be an ongoing theme this season?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The principle that outsiders should be welcomed and provided for was a cross-cultural theme in ancient cultures.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It goes without saying the theme-song “Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?”
Hagan has made this a central theme in her ads since Tillis is the speaker of the state assembly.In North Carolina, GOP Overreach May Be More Unpopular Than Obama|Dean Obeidallah|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the comics, a theme that recurs again and again is Wonder Woman being tied up, then breaking free.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Martinez Camposʼ theme of “political action combined with military force” held no weight.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Mrs. Pell was a very elegant and accomplished woman; her manners were the theme of universal admiration in our neighbourhood.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Here again we have the landscape of Lorraine and the eternal and infinitely varied theme of rural labour.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
Glimpses of the cathedral towers through the rows of odd buildings is a favorite theme with the artists.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
The coming of the storm (repetition of the theme which follows the adagio and the further development of it).The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for theme
Derived forms of themethemeless, adjective
Word Origin for theme
Cultural definitions for theme
A central idea in a piece of writing or other work of art: “The theme of desperation is found throughout his novels.” Also a short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.