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Definition 1: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

Synonyms for theme in the sense of this definition

(theme is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of theme ) a traditional theme or motif or literary convention

"James Joyce uses the topos of the Wandering Jew in his Ulysses"

Definition 2: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't want to discuss that subject
  • it was a very sensitive topic
  • his letters were always on the theme of love

Synonyms for theme in the sense of this definition

(theme is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of theme ) the subject of a dispute

"the real bone of contention, as you know, is money"

(... is a kind of theme ) a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

(... is a kind of theme ) the subject matter at issue

"the question of disease merits serious discussion" "under the head of minor Roman poets"

(... is a kind of theme ) the principal theme in a speech or literary work

Definition 3: an essay (especially one written as an assignment) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an A on his composition

Synonyms for theme in the sense of this definition

(theme is a kind of ...) an analytic or interpretive literary composition

(... is a kind of theme ) a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term

Definition 4: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the theme is announced in the first measures
  • the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it

Synonyms for theme in the sense of this definition

(theme is a kind of ...) a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

"she was humming an air from Beethoven"

(... is a kind of theme ) a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music

(... is a kind of theme ) (music) the presentation of a musical theme

"the initial statement of the sonata"

(... is a kind of theme ) a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished

(theme belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 5: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thematic vowels are part of the stem

Synonyms for theme in the sense of this definition

(theme is a kind of ...) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something

"the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached"

(theme belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 6: provide with a particular theme or motive - [verb of possession]

Samples where theme or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the restaurant often themes its menus

(theme is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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