theme song

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  1. a melody in an operetta or musical comedy so emphasized by repetition as to dominate the presentation.

  2. a melody identifying or identified with a radio or television program, dance band, etc., usually played at the beginning of each program.

  1. an expression, comment, or subject of conversation that a person or group uses habitually.

Origin of theme song

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for theme song

theme song

  1. a melody used, esp in a film score, to set a mood, introduce a character, etc

  2. another term for signature tune

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