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noun [C] uk   /θiːm/ us  

theme noun [C] (MAIN SUBJECT)

B2 the main subject of a talk, book, film, etc.: The theme of loss runs through most of his novels.

theme noun [C] (TUNE)

a song or tune that is played several times in a film, etc. and represents a character, situation, etc.: a theme song/tune a short, simple tune on which a piece of music is based
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