signature tune


Definition of signature tune

: 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

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First Known Use of signature tune

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Signature tune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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