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

Adele channels Shirley Bassey on the theme song from the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Chuck Arnold, Billboard, "Every Adele Song Ranked: Critic's Picks," 4 May 2018 North Korea’s Moranbong Band, often said to be Mr. Kim’s favorite girl group, has performed in short skirts and high heels, featuring theme songs from Hollywood films. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "Onstage, South Korean K-Pop Stars. In the Balcony, Kim Jong-un, Clapping.," 1 Apr. 2018 How many customers have waited on hold for a representative since United adopted the work as its theme song in 1987? Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sky’s the limit for uses of ‘Rhapsody in Blue,’ from airline marketing to ‘D’oh!’," 28 Feb. 2018 Unlike most golf fans, the now 71-year-old had the songwriting chops to soak in that moment in 1981, write down some music and lyrics and then create one of the most beloved theme songs in sports history. David Brandt, The Seattle Times, "Sounds of Spring: Loggins’ song ‘Augusta’ endures at Masters," 14 Apr. 2019 But Dave Loggins has carved out some unexpected golf and music history with his long-running theme song. David Brandt, The Seattle Times, "Sounds of Spring: Loggins’ song ‘Augusta’ endures at Masters," 14 Apr. 2019 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

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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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