Textual thesaurus for "theme"

(noun) motif

a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work

it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

(noun) stem, base, root, root word, radical

(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

thematic vowels are part of the stem

(noun) paper, composition, report

an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

he got an A on his composition

(noun) subject, topic

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

(noun) melodic theme, idea, musical theme

(music) melodic subject of a musical composition

the theme is announced in the first measures; the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it