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Noun: theme  theem
  1. The thing or area being discussed
    "his letters were always on the theme of love";
    - subject, topic
     
  2. A unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    "it was the usual 'boy gets girl' theme";
    - motif
     
  3. (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
    "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the melodic theme is announced in the first measures"; "the musical theme is announced in the first measures";
    - melodic theme, musical theme, idea
     
  4. An essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    "he got an A on his theme";
    - composition, paper, report
     
  5. (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    "thematic vowels are part of the theme";
    - root, root word, base, stem, radical
     
  6. (computing) a collection of colour schemes, sounds, artwork, etc, used in the interface of a computer program, usually interchangeably
    - skin
Verb: theme  theem
  1. Provide with a particular theme or motive
    "the restaurant often themes its menus"

Derived forms: themed, theming, themes

Type of: air, content, descriptor, essay, form, furnish, idea, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, message, provide, render, signifier, strain, subject matter, substance, supply, thought, tune, word form

Encyclopedia: Theme