- The definition of a theme is a topic, a recurring idea or a short melody.
- An example of theme is a lecture about environmental protection. series.
- An example of theme is someone using the same color to decorate throughout their home.
- An example of theme is a song that's played at the beginning of each episode of a television series.
- a topic or subject, as of a lecture, sermon, essay, etc.
- a recurring, unifying subject or idea; motif, often one used decoratively
- a short essay, esp. one written as an assignment in a school course
- a short melody used as the subject of a musical composition
- a musical phrase upon which variations are developed
- ☆ theme song
Origin: Middle English from Old French and amp; L: Old French teme from Classical Latin thema from Gr, what is laid down from base of tithenai, to put, place: see do
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- A topic of discourse or discussion. See Synonyms at subject.
- A subject of artistic representation.
- An implicit or recurrent idea; a motif: a theme of powerlessness that runs through the diary; a party with a tropical island theme.
- A short composition assigned to a student as a writing exercise.
- Music The principal melodic phrase in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
- Linguistics A stem.
- Linguistics See topic.
Origin: Middle English teme, theme, from Old French tesme, from Latin thema, from Greek; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- themeˈless adjective
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theme - Cultural Definition
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.