HyperDic: theme

English > 6 senses of the word theme:
NOUNcommunicationtheme, subject, topicthe subject matter of a conversation or discussion
cognitiontheme, motifa unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
communicationtheme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
communicationtheme, composition, paper, reportan essay (especially one written as an assignment)
communicationtheme, root, root word, base, stem, radical(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
VERBpossessionthemeprovide with a particular theme or motive
theme > pronunciation
Soundsthiy'm
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English > theme: 6 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe subject matter of a conversation or discussion.
Example "his letters were always on the theme of love"
Synonymssubject, topic
Narrowerbone of contentionThe subject of a dispute
keynoteThe principal theme in a speech or literary work
precedentA subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
question, headThe subject matter at issue
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishasunto, contenido, materia, objeto, tema
Catalanassumpte, matèria, objecte, tema
Adjectivesthematicrelating to or constituting / constituting a topic of discourse
English > theme: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.
Example"it was the usual 'boy gets girl' theme"
Synonymmotif
NarrowertoposA traditional theme or motif or literary convention
Broaderidea, thoughtThe content of cognition
Spanishmotivo, tema
Catalanmotiu, tema
Adjectivesthematicrelating to or constituting / constituting a topic of discourse
English > theme: 6 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaning(music) melodic subject of a musical composition.
Example"the theme is announced in the first measures"
Synonymsmelodic theme, musical theme, idea
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Narrowermotif, motiveA theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
statement(music) the presentation of a musical theme
variationA repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
Broadertune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phraseA succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
Spanishtema melódico, tema musical, tema
Catalantema melòdic, tema musical, tema
Adjectivesthematicof or relating to a melodic / melodic subject
unthematicnot relating to a melodic / melodic subject
English > theme: 6 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningAn essay (especially one written as an assignment).
Synonymscomposition, paper, report
Narrowerterm paperA composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
BroaderessayAn analytic or interpretive literary composition
Spanishcomposición, informe, redacción, tema, trabajo
Catalancomposició, informe, redacció, tema
English > theme: 6 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaning(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.
Synonymsroot, root word, base, stem, radical
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Broaderform, word form, signifier, descriptorThe phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
Spanishbase, radical, raíz, tema
Catalanarrel, base, radical, tema
English > theme: 6 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningProvide with a particular theme or motive.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the restaurant often themes its menus"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to

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