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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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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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