theme

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Theme is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
theme

Plural
themes

  1. (countable) A theme is a general idea that runs through a conversation, story, group of images, piece of music, etc.
    For Mr Giuliani, crime is a main campaign theme.
    The topic did not seem related to the main themes of his studies.
    The American novel focusses on themes of male companionship and confrontation with death.
    They became a household name in 1982 with the theme music for the hit TV series, "Harry's Game".

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