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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
theme /θi:m/
  • danh từ
    • đề tài, chủ đề
      • the theme of a speech: đề tài bài nói
    • (ngôn ngữ nhà trường) luận văn, bài luận
    • (ngôn ngữ học) chủ tố
    • rađiô bài hát dạo, khúc nhạc hiệu ((thường) nhắc đi nhắc lại ở trên đài mỗi khi đến một buổi phát thanh nào đó) ((như) theme_song)
Concise Dictionary
+the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
+a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
+(music) melodic subject of a musical composition
+an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
+(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
+provide with a particular theme or motive
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 subject(-matter), topic, idea, notion, concept, thesis, text, thread, keynote, gist, core, substance, point, essence:
What is the central theme of your article?
2 essay, paper, composition, review, article, story, piece, exposition, study, exercise, monograph, tract, thesis, dissertation, disquisition, treatise:
I have to hand in two themes next week.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 the subject or main idea in a talk, piece of writing or work of art: North American literature is the main theme of this year's festival. + The President stressed a favourite campaign theme-greater emphasis on education. + The naked male figure was always the central theme of Greek art. + The stories are all variations on the theme of unhappy marriage.
2 (music) a short tune that is repeated or developed in a piece of music
3 = THEME MUSIC: the theme from 'The Godfather'
4 (old-fashioned, AmE) a short piece of writing on a particular subject, done for school
Collocation Dictionary


basic, central, dominant, important, key, main, major, underlying | broad, general | common, popular, universal
universal themes of love and loneliness
| constant, familiar, favourite, recurrent, recurring | related | unifying | contemporary, topical | historical, religious, etc. | campaign, conference, research | musical
The film's haunting musical theme stayed in my head for days.


develop, discuss, examine, explore
His later novels develop the theme of alienation.
| warm to
‘Our work’, he continued, warming to his theme, ‘will be a milestone in scientific history.’


Several familiar themes emerged from the discussion.
| run through sth
The same themes run through all her novels.


music, song, tune | park, pub


on the ~ of
He gave a talk on the theme of teenage unemployment.


variations on a theme
Most of the essays appear to be variations on a few central themes.

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