theme song

noun
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of theme song

1 : a melody recurring so often in a musical play that it characterizes the production or one of its characters
2 : a song used as a signature

Examples of theme song in a Sentence

  1. He was playing the theme song from “The Godfather.”

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First Known Use of theme song

1929

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THEME SONG Defined for English Language Learners

theme song

Definition of theme song for English Language Learners

  • : a song that is played at the beginning and end of a television show, movie, etc.


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