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1. theme

noun. ['ˈθiːm'] the subject matter of a conversation or discussion.

Synonyms

  • content
  • subject
  • bone of contention
  • question
  • keynote
  • head
  • precedent
  • subject matter
  • topic
  • substance

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)

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Rhymes with Theme

  • chromakalim
  • sephardim
  • hapoalim
  • downstream
  • upstream
  • sarofim
  • ibrahim
  • haradim
  • extreme
  • supreme
  • maxime
  • vadim
  • stream
  • scream
  • rodime
  • regime
  • redeem
  • rahim
  • raheem
  • pezim
  • passim
  • joaquim
  • joachim
  • hakeem
  • esteem
  • daelim
  • basim
  • avrim
  • agleam
  • steam

How do you pronounce theme?

Pronounce theme as θim.

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Sentences with theme


1. Noun, singular or mass
A small two-serving tea pot also fits well with theme, if there is room in the basket.

Quotes about theme


1. Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called '25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.' I had people coming up to me after the show saying, 'I'm Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.'
- Judy Gold

2. As an actor, I'm attracted to drama; as a director, it's humor - because it's the story of my life, and I can't be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
- Jodie Foster

3. We write in ways that, we generally hope, reflect real life, or at least look familiar to humans. And in life, recurring themes are a recurring theme. We never quite conquer a pet vice or a relationship pattern or a communication habit. We're haunted by our particular demons.
- Sara Zarr

2. theme

noun. ['ˈθiːm'] a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work.

Synonyms

  • idea
  • motif
  • topos

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • falsehood
  • truth
  • overstatement

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)

3. theme

noun. ['ˈθiːm'] (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed.

Synonyms

  • root word
  • descriptor
  • signifier
  • root
  • word form
  • radical
  • stem
  • form

Antonyms

  • pro
  • augmentation
  • diminution
  • untune

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)

4. theme

noun. ['ˈθiːm'] an essay (especially one written as an assignment).

Synonyms

  • paper
  • term paper
  • essay
  • composition

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • wet
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)

5. theme

verb. ['ˈθiːm'] provide with a particular theme or motive.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • belief
  • unbelief
  • displeased
  • discontented

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)

6. theme

noun. ['ˈθiːm'] (music) melodic subject of a musical composition.

Synonyms

  • melody
  • variation
  • statement
  • musical theme
  • tune
  • idea
  • motif
  • air
  • melodic line
  • line
  • strain
  • melodic phrase
  • motive

Antonyms

  • relax
  • unstrain
  • noncausative
  • approval

Etymology

  • tesme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • thema (Latin)
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