Synonyms of theme


1. subject, topic, theme, message, content, subject matter, substance

usage: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"

2. theme, motif, idea, thought

usage: a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work; "it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"

3. theme, melodic theme, musical theme, idea, tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase

usage: (music) melodic subject of a musical composition; "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

4. composition, paper, report, theme, essay

usage: an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"

5. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical, form, word form, signifier, descriptor

usage: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"


1. theme, supply, provide, render, furnish

usage: provide with a particular theme or motive; "the restaurant often themes its menus"

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