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theme

 
 
pronunciation:
thim
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the main subject or topic.
The theme of his talk was world peace.
synonyms:
subject, topic
similar words:
argument, concept, idea, intent, meaning, notion, point, text
definition 2: a short piece of writing, usually written for a class or in school.
We had to write a theme about what we did on summer vacation.
synonyms:
composition, essay
similar words:
opinion
definition 3: the main melody in a piece of music.
The theme returns one last time at the end of the piece.
similar words:
melody, passage, refrain, strain, tune
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