n.1.A subject or topic on which a person writes or speaks; a proposition for discussion or argument; a text.
My theme is alway one and ever was.
- Chaucer.
And when a soldier was the theme, my name
Was not far off.
- Shak.
2.Discourse on a certain subject.
Then ran repentance and rehearsed his theme.
- Piers Plowman.
It was the subject of my theme.
- Shak.
3.A composition or essay required of a pupil.
4.(Gram.) A noun or verb, not modified by inflections; also, that part of a noun or verb which remains unchanged (except by euphonic variations) in declension or conjugation; stem.
5.That by means of which a thing is done; means; instrument.
6.(Mus.) The leading subject of a composition or a movement.
Noun1.theme - the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
Synonyms: subject, topic
2.theme - a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
Synonyms: motif
3.theme - (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
4.theme - an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
5.theme - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
Verb1.theme - provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus"
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