- 1the subject of a talk, piece of writing, exhibition, etc.; a topic
- 2an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature
Using theme: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "theme" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The theme of the conference is 'Sustainability and Innovation'.
The book's central theme is the struggle for power.
The movie's theme song is very catchy.
The artist often explores the theme of identity in her work.
theme Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using theme
used to indicate that a particular period of enjoyment or success has come to an end
After graduation, it was time to face the real world and realize that the party's over.
strike a chord
to resonate emotionally with someone; to evoke a strong emotional response
The movie's theme of redemption struck a chord with audiences around the world.
Before the big presentation, we decided to run through the main themes one more time.
Phrases with theme
an amusement park designed around a central theme, such as a particular period in history or a popular movie franchise
We spent the whole day at the theme park, riding roller coasters and eating cotton candy.
a song that is played at the beginning or end of a television show or movie, which often reflects the show's or movie's theme or mood
The theme song for the James Bond movies is one of the most recognizable pieces of music in the world.
a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation
The composer used a leitmotif to represent the villain in the opera.
Origins of theme
from Greek 'thema', meaning 'a proposition, subject, deposit'
Summary: theme in Brief
The term 'theme' [θiːm] refers to the subject or topic of a talk, piece of writing, or work of art. It can also refer to an idea that recurs throughout a work of art or literature. Examples include 'The theme of the conference is 'Sustainability and Innovation'' and 'The artist often explores the theme of identity in her work.' 'Theme' extends into phrases like 'theme park,' and idioms like 'strike a chord,' denoting emotional resonance, and 'run through,' implying quick rehearsal.