theme song
noun Date: 1929 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

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  • theme song — theme′ song n. 1) mad a song or melody in an operetta or musical comedy so emphasized by repetition as to dominate the presentation 2) mad a song or melody used as a signature …   From formal English to slang

  • theme song — ☆ theme song n. 1. a recurring song or melody in a film, musical, etc., often one intended to set the mood, that becomes popularly identified with the work 2. an identifying song or melody used by a dance band, singer, etc. or for a radio or… …   English World dictionary

  • Theme-Song —   [englisch/amerikanisch, θiːmsɔȖ], Erkennungsmelodie einer Band, kam in den Dreißigerjahren bei den großen Swing Bigbands (Swing) auf, um auch bei Rundfunksendungen von ihren Anhängern sofort identifiziert werden zu können. Noch heute bekannte… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • theme song — noun 1. a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program • Syn: ↑signature, ↑signature tune • Hypernyms: ↑tune, ↑melody, ↑air, ↑strain, ↑melodic line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • theme song — noun A song which accompanies a television or radio program, usually as an intro or outro. Liberty Bell March is the theme song to Monty Pythons Flying Circus …   Wiktionary

  • theme song — Synonyms and related words: Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, alba, anthem, art song, aubade, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole, blues, blues song, boat song, bridal hymn, brindisi, calypso, canso, canticle, canzone …   Moby Thesaurus

  • theme song — /ˈθim sɒŋ/ (say theem song) noun 1. a melody in an operetta, film or musical comedy, so emphasised by repetition as to dominate the presentation. 2. a melody associated with a particular character or the like in such a production. 3. a signature… …   Australian English dictionary

  • theme song — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. signature song …   English dictionary for students

  • theme song — main song representing something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • theme song — 1. a melody in an operetta or musical comedy so emphasized by repetition as to dominate the presentation. 2. a melody identifying or identified with a radio or television program, dance band, etc., usually played at the beginning of each program …   Universalium

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