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theme

noun [C]  us   /θim/

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 basedtheme 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.
Translations of “theme”
in Arabic مَوْضوع…
in Korean 주제…
in Malaysian tema…
in French sujet, thème…
in Turkish tema, konu…
in Italian soggetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主題, (談話、書籍、電影等的)題目,主題…
in Russian тема…
in Polish temat…
in Vietnamese chủ đề…
in Spanish tema, asunto…
in Portuguese tema…
in Thai หัวข้อ, ส่วนของบทเพลง ท่อนซ้ำ…
in German das Thema…
in Catalan tema…
in Japanese テーマ, 主題, 論題…
in Indonesian tema…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主题, (谈话、书籍、电影等的)题目,主题…
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