English noun: melodic theme
|1.||melodic theme (communication) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition|
|Samples||The theme is announced in the first measures.|
The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it.
|Synonyms||idea, musical theme, theme|
|Broader (hypernym)||air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune|
|Narrower (hyponym)||motif, motive, statement, variation|