signature tune

noun

: a melody, passage, or song chosen by an orchestra or musical entertainer as a means of identification and played at the opening or close or both of each program

Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signature tune was in 1932

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“Signature tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signature%20tune. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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