theme song

noun

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

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

Recent Examples on the Web

Here's the video of Miley dancing along to the footage and memorable theme song: View this post on Instagram Best . Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Miley Cyrus Channels Hannah Montana at the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Afterparty," 1 Mar. 2019 For instance, here’s a video of Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is actually King’s Landing on the show, set to a remix of the Game of Thrones theme song. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "This Game of Thrones aerial drone video collection will get you through winter," 2 Dec. 2018 Now, there was an Instagram recently of you serenading your friend with the theme song of Vanderpump Rules, which is pretty funny and quite enjoyable. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "John Legend Has His Dad Jokes at the Ready," 14 Jan. 2016 The song will be the theme song for a new TV show of the same name on Paramount Network starring Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari. USA TODAY, "CMT performer roster to include Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton and Blake Shelton," 23 May 2018 Fans have reacted on social media to the release of the new theme song. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Disney Remixed Kim Possible's Theme Song With Vocals From Reboot Star Sadie Stanley," 11 Jan. 2019 The decline of the theme song is another example of how fragmented and atomized our culture has become. Christopher J. Scalia, WSJ, "Memories of Music’s Prime Time," 7 Jan. 2019 Carrie Underwood has been the voice behind the theme song for NBC's Sunday Night Football since 2013. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Debuted a New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Song and NFL Fans Are Not Happy," 10 Sep. 2018 Check out the track list and Rick and Morty theme song below. 1. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "'Rick and Morty' Soundtrack to Be Released," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of theme song

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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theme song

noun

English Language Learners Definition of theme song

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

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