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English definition of “theme”

theme

noun [C]  /θim/ us  

theme noun [C] (SUBJECT)

the topic of discussion or writing: The theme of the conference was the changing role of women in modern society. literature, art A theme is also the main idea of a work of literature or art.

theme noun [C] (MUSIC)

a short, simple tune on which a piece of music is based theme and variation music Theme and variation is a musical form in which a theme is played and then repeated several times with small changes in interesting ways.
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