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    theme - Dictionary definition and meaning for word theme

    Definition
    (noun) the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    Synonyms : subject , topic
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
    Definition
    (noun) a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    Synonyms : motif
    Example Sentence
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme
    Definition
    (noun) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
    Example Sentence
    • the theme is announced in the first measures
    • the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it
    Definition
    (noun) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    Synonyms : composition , paper , report
    Example Sentence
    • he got an A on his composition
    Definition
    (noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    Synonyms : base , radical , root , root word , stem
    Example Sentence
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
    Definition
    (verb) provide with a particular theme or motive
    Example Sentence
    • the restaurant often themes its menus
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