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

That said, the meme that undoubtedly inspired the most renewable joy in my blackened, shriveled heart this year is the tiny Pomeranian dancing to the Ducktales theme song while getting a haircut. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The best memes of 2018, according to The Verge staff," 27 Dec. 2018 Crank the Jan Hammer theme song and bring back the pastels. Mark Lamster, Curbed, "2018 in architecture: The good, the bad, and the urbanism," 27 Dec. 2018 And of course, Johnnyswim, the band behind their old HGTV show's theme song, is featured on the playlist as well. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Chip and Joanna Released a Christmas Playlist So You Can Listen to All Their Favorite Songs," 23 Dec. 2018 Music over the loudspeaker competed with dozens of video game theme songs and sound effects. Beth Spotswood, San Francisco Chronicle, "Super smashed and trashed at Brewcade in SF," 17 Jan. 2018 Clearly proud of the effort, Sansa Jonas shared a video of himself arriving into the room to the GoT theme song, complete with a disapproving GIF of Tyrion Lanister as the cherry on top. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Joe Jonas Dressed Up as Sophie Turner's 'Game of Thrones' Character for Halloween," 29 Oct. 2018 Because our theme songs are the story Rebecca is telling herself, and Season 3 was so fractured. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Rachel Bloom Has a Lot to Say," 13 June 2018 The collab theme song by the visual kei giants will be released globally on digital platforms, and a CD single will be released this fall from Japan's Pony Canyon label. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "X JAPAN & HYDE Join Forces for 'Attack on Titan' Anime Series Opener, 'Red Swan'," 13 July 2018 Sound: Calm and serene with a little low-key chatter, backed by the occasional orchestral arrangement of a video game theme song. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "No-frills Sushi Nakano one of the best casual sushi restaurants in Phoenix," 10 July 2018

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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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