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Meaning of "signature tune" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIGNATURE TUNE

signature tune play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIGNATURE TUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Signature tune is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIGNATURE TUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Theme music

Theme music is a piece that is often written specifically for a radio program, television program, video game or movie, and usually played during the intro, during title sequence and/or ending credits. If it is accompanied by lyrics, most often associated with the show, it is a theme song. When the theme song is named for the title of the work, it is the title song. The phrase theme song or signature tune may also be used to refer to a signature song that has become especially associated with a particular performer or dignitary; often used as they make an entrance. The purpose of a theme song is often similar to that of a leitmotif.

Definition of signature tune in the English dictionary

The definition of signature tune in the dictionary is a melody used to introduce or identify a television or radio programme, a dance band, a performer, etc Also called : theme song.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIGNATURE TUNE

signal tower
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signally
signalman
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signalment
signary
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signature
signboard

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIGNATURE TUNE

attune
autotune
call the tune
carry a tune
change one´s tune
detune
fine-tune
fortune
infortune
inopportune
misfortune
Neptune
opportune
pay the piper and call the tune
retune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
tune
untune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of signature tune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «signature tune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIGNATURE TUNE

Find out the translation of signature tune to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of signature tune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «signature tune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

签名调整
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sintonía
570 millions of speakers

English

signature tune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हस्ताक्षर धुन
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

لحن توقيع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подпись мелодия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

assinatura sintonia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্বাক্ষর সুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

signature tune
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lagu tandatangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Erkennungsmelodie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テーマ曲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

서명 조정
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tandha tembang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều chỉnh chữ ký
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கையொப்பம் இசைக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वाक्षरी ट्यून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Imza melodisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sigla musicale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dostroić podpis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підпис мелодія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

semnătură ton
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μελωδία υπογραφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kenwysie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

signaturmelodi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

signatur tune
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of signature tune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIGNATURE TUNE»

The term «signature tune» is regularly used and occupies the 94.730 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIGNATURE TUNE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about signature tune

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIGNATURE TUNE»

Discover the use of signature tune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to signature tune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Signature Tune
The author's impressions and experiences of people and conditions during four years of World War II in Europe.
Sven Anders Göte Aurén, 1943
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Heinemann Advanced Music
Composing a television signature tune is a refined art. Like a jazz standard, a Eurovision Song Contest entry, or - in the days of vinyl records - a hit single, the television signature tune is a formulaic process and a number of unwritten ...
Pam Hurry, Mark Phillips, Mark Richards, 2001
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Fats Waller on the Air: The Radio Broadcasts and Discography
"Ain't Misbehavin'" [signature tune, open and close], "Crazy About My Baby," " There I Go," "Perfidia," "Shadows In The Sand," "Dark Eyes," "I Give You My Word ," "Yacht Club Swing" [the typed list has "Sweet Sue" as the final number, which has ...
Stephen Taylor, 2006
4
What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy
It was Stan and Ollie's instantly recognisable signature tune. It was Stan and Ollie's instantly recognisable signature tune. It was Stan and Ollie's instantly recognisable signature tune. It was Stan and Ollie's instantly recognisable signature tune ...
Mark Potts, Dave Shephard, 2007
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The Oxford Dictionary of Music
The key signature consists of one or more sharps or flats; the time signature usually of figures resembling a fraction, e.g. 3 4. signature-tune A term that gained currency in the 1920s with the growing popularity of dancebands, especially when ...
Michael Kennedy, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Joyce Kennedy, 2012
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GCSE Media Studies for AQA
If you watch the title sequence you will also hear the signature tune. This soon becomes recognisable to the audience and is seen as belonging to it like its ' signature'. Signature tunes signal themes in different ways. • Some signature tunes ...
Mandy Esseen, Martin Phillips, Anne Riley, 2004
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Jet
... I'm A Woman, Let The Good Times Roll and I'd Rather Go Blind. Staples took the stage backed with •^ Soul-gospel legend Mavis Staples joins the Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor on the Queen's signature tune, Wang Dang Doodle, during a ...
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The Radio Handbook
A shorter 'reprise' of the signature tune may be used to re-establish the programme after, say, a five-minute break for news. Programmes on stations which present output as a series of discrete units 4 as opposed to a continuous flow i ...
Pete Wilby, 2002
9
Conductors and Composers of Popular Orchestral Music: A ...
This piece was written for CHAPPELL'S Re corded Music Library and was used as the signature tune for the BBC radio program Paul Temple. Ellis was also responsible for another BBC signature tune, 'Alpine Pastures', used in the program ...
Naomi Musiker, Reuben Musiker, 2014
10
Mastering English for CXC
Every programme on Classic FM has its own signature tune, and many are 30 written for different lengths. Even the news 'ident' comes in two versions, one for the hourly news broadcast, another for brief bulletins, but both must musically ...
Clive Borely, Hollis Knight, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIGNATURE TUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term signature tune is used in the context of the following news items.
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Composer of The Sunday Game theme tune, James Last, dies
Big band leader James Last, who composed Jägerlatein - The Sunday Game signature tune - has died at his home in Florida, aged 86. This article was ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
2
Pro-poor, farmer and jobs signature tune of Narendra Modi …
Pro-poor, farmer and jobs signature tune of Narendra Modi government first anniversary. The publicity arm of the government has told all departments to ... «The Indian Express, Apr 15»
3
Out of tune: Tom Percy leaves 6PR over Rumpole theme music row
One of the proposed changes was to drop the tune from British legal ... He said he opposed the move as the "signature tune" had been used for 12 years. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
4
Sir Tom Jones defends his signature tune, Delilah
Sir Tom Jones has defended his signature tune Delilah - about the murder of an unfaithful woman by her partner - amid a row over whether people should sing it ... «The Independent, Dec 14»
5
Remembering the Jewish refugee who composed the All India …
All India Radio's signature tune has been heard by hundreds of millions of people since it was composed in 1936. Somewhat improbably, the melody, based on ... «Quartz, Oct 14»
6
Eagles review – unfeasible power and a signature tune played to …
"We'll play together again when hell freezes over," insisted the Eagles' Don Henley when the 70s' biggest-selling American band fell apart in 1980, amid drug ... «The Guardian, Jun 14»
7
Titan's signature tune returns to orchestrate farewell gift
Titan Watches has launched a campaign to extend its brand proposition 'The Joy of Gifting', and brought back the brand's signature tune for the same. The ad ... «Campaign India, Dec 13»
8
Nick Clegg: Tax fairness will provide Lib Dem's 'signature tune' at …
... so much effort and indeed so much money into making the tax system fairer, tax fairness will of course be one of the signature tunes for the Liberal Democrats. «The Independent, Sep 13»
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10 Unforgettable Video Game Theme Tunes
While we all, regardless of our ages, will have our favourite TV show themes and favourite signature tunes from movies, there's only really a generation or two ... «WhatCulture!, Dec 12»
10
Dolphins introduce themselves with signature tunes
'These signature whistles are special, because they contain the dolphin's identity in the modulation pattern, or tune if you like, which the dolphin invents,' ... «Planet Earth, Feb 12»

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