Definitions of theme:
  • noun:   a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
    Example: "It was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
  • noun:   (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
    Example: "The theme is announced in the first measures"
  • noun:   the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    Example: "His letters were always on the theme of love"
  • noun:   an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
  • noun:   (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • verb:   provide with a particular theme or motive
    Example: "The restaurant often themes its menus"

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