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theme song

noun
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.
3.
an expression, comment, or subject of conversation that a person or group uses habitually.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism
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Examples from the web for theme song
  • And the theme song for you can be the one the scarecrow sings.
  • We have our own theme song and enjoy pink flamingoes.
  • Then she peels this off slowly as the band plays her theme song.
  • He can't even get them to sing the show's theme song correctly.
  • And with a catchy, call-and-answer theme song, it's easy to see how kids got hooked.
British Dictionary definitions for theme song

theme song

noun
1.
a melody used, esp in a film score, to set a mood, introduce a character, etc
2.
another term for signature tune
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