theme song


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

Conjuring the sound of the Laguna Beach theme song is just pure candy for a lot of Swift’s core fanbase. Marcus Jones,, "A track-by-track breakdown of Taylor Swift's new album Lover," 23 Aug. 2019 Our toys are built to the theme songs of the Adams Family and the Twilight Zone. Rachel Berry,, "Happen's Toy Lab brings a sense of child-like creativity for all ages," 23 July 2019 This year’s protest movement has had several theme songs and many inspirations. Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, "‘Glory to Hong Kong': A new protest anthem moves singers to tears," 13 Sep. 2019 Pottery Barn even threw in wall art memorializing the show’s theme song and a doormat with the series’ logo. Washington Post, "Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans nuts for merch," 20 Aug. 2019 With a remix of Natasha Bedingfield’s classic as the theme song and some new faces (hi, Mischa Barton and Brandon Thomas Lee), The Hills: New Beginnings promises the same level of drama as its predecessor but with a fresh look. Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Monday: Release your inhibitions, MTV's The Hills is back!," 24 June 2019 Catchphrases, hashtags, and theme songs are not only being used as a uniting force to foment protest among the masses, but have also helped the protests themselves remain relevant to media outlets and audiences around the world. Clarissa Pharr, Quartz, "Hong Kong protestors are using pop culture memes to stay visible to the world," 1 Sep. 2019 Not everyone had a massive budget to spend on theme songs at this time. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "WATCH: The Golden Girls' Theme Song Almost Wasn't "Thank You for Being a Friend"," 31 July 2019 Not to quote this feud's literal theme song, but Swift and Perry's relationship actually began with, well, mad love. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's Feud: A Timeline," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of theme song

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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