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English noun: musical theme

1. musical theme (communication) (music) melodic subject of a musical composition


SamplesThe theme is announced in the first measures.
The accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it.


Synonymsidea, melodic theme, theme


Broader (hypernym)air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune


Narrower (hyponym)motif, motive, statement, variation


Domain categorymusic









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