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When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.
Aaron McGruder

Meaning of "theme music" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THEME MUSIC

theme music  [θiːm ˈmjuːzɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THEME MUSIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Theme music 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 THEME MUSIC 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 theme music in the English dictionary

The definition of theme music in the dictionary is music played at the beginning and end of a programme or film.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THEME MUSIC


algesic
ælˈdʒiːzɪk
analgesic
ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk
antimusic
ˈæntɪˌmjuːzɪk
Ashkenazic
ˌæʃkəˈnɑːzɪk
boeremusiek
ˈbʊərəˌmjuːzɪk
cryptomnesic
ˌkrɪptəmˈniːzɪk
early-music
ˈɜːlɪ ˈmjuːzɪk
hyperalgesic
ˌhaɪpərælˈdʒiːzɪk
mesic
ˈmiːzɪk
music
ˈmjuːzɪk
nonmusic
ˌnɒnˈmjuːzɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEME MUSIC

thelytoky
them
thema
thematic
thematic apperception test
thematic approach
thematically
thematisation
thematization
theme
theme park
theme pub
theme song
themed
themeless
Themis
Themistocles
themself
themselves
then

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEME MUSIC

absolute music
art music
background music
chamber music
classical music
country music
dance music
electronic music
folk music
gospel music
House music
incidental music
piano music
pop music
popular music
rap music
rock music
sheet music
soul music
swing music
world music

Synonyms and antonyms of theme music in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «theme music» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEME MUSIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

主题音乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tema musical
570 millions of speakers

English

theme music
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थीम संगीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

موضوع الموسيقى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

музыкальная тема
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tema da música
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

থিম সঙ্গীত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

musique à thème
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Muzik tema
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Titelmusik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テーマ曲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테마 음악
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tema musik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm nhạc chủ đề
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீம் இசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थीम संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tema müziği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tema musicale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

motyw muzyki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

музична тема
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

muzica temă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θέμα μουσικής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tema musiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

temat musik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

temaet musikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of theme music

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEME MUSIC»

The term «theme music» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.606 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEME MUSIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theme music

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QUOTES WITH «THEME MUSIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word theme music.
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Aaron McGruder
When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEME MUSIC»

Discover the use of theme music in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theme music and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Complete Star Trek Theme Music: Themes from All TV Shows & ...
Complete Star Trek Theme Music, Musical Theme from television -Star Trek. Star trek: The Next Generation-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-Star Trek Voyager...and Much more.
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, 1996
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Television Music: List of Television Theme Music, List of ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Books, LLC, General Books LLC, 2010
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The Music Sound:
Back | Home | Up | Next The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. If it is accompanied by lyrics, most often associated  ...
Nicolae Sfetcu, 2014
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Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuned to the Future
In his groundbreaking 1979 dissertation on television music, focusing an analytical microscope on the 50 seconds of the Kojak title theme, Tagg identifies three main functions for theme music in television.3 A title theme possesses a reveille ...
Kevin J. Donnelly, Philip Hayward, 2013
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Catalog of Copyright Entries: Musical compositions
... publishing co., inc., New York; EU40847. Penatiene mi madre. © 8-21 -46; Theme music publishing co., inc., New York; EU40846. ; el agua te negare. © 8- 21 -46; Theme music publishing co., inc., New York; EU40852. ue la salui melaquete.
‎1946
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Music in Television: Channels of Listening
Besides Herrmann's theme music, the series adopted a more c0wboy~like closing song, composed and sung by Johnny Western, who also acted in episodes in west erns such as Gunsmoke (1955—1975), Tales of the Wells Fargo ...
James Deaville, 2011
7
Debates in Music Teaching
Monday Core Literacy/ English Core Numeracy/ maths RE (Core learning) Music (C-C theme) Tuesday Core History Literacy/ English (C-C Theme) Cross- curricular (C-C-theme, music and sci. focus) Crosscurricular (C-C theme) Wednesday ...
Chris Philpott, Gary Spruce, 2012
8
Targeting Media
The theme music of a show helps to set the mood of the drama and attract a viewing audience. The theme music will depend on that show's settings and characters. Because of the wide range of drama shows, the theme music is not as  ...
‎2000
9
Billboard
Widelife has since created theme music for ABC Family's "Knock First" and Trio's "24 w/." Widelife is also in discussions with Capitol regarding an album deal. " This one song has opened up so many doors for us," Wehbi adds. Another success ...
10
Silent Film Sound
When Rapee's next theme song — "Diane" from Fox's 1927 Seventh Heaven — also sold a million sheet music copies, the theme music craze could not be stopped. "Ramona" and "Laugh Clown Laugh" (from movies of the same name) were ...
Rick Altman, 2007

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEME MUSIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term theme music is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sam Smith Won't Sing The 'SPECTRE' Theme Song, But This Other …
Remember how utterly and completely Adele crushed the theme music to “Skyfall” back in 2012? For my money, it's neck-and-neck with Nancy Sinatra's ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
2
The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!
But there has remained one constant — our theme music. The Morning Edition theme was written by BJ Leiderman in 1979. At the time, he was a struggling ... «NPR, Nov 14»
3
Watch Jeff Goldblum Sing the Lyrics to the Jurassic Park Theme
... sure to ask Goldblum about the lyrics he's rumored to have written to go with the instantly recognizable theme music from the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park. «E! Online, Sep 14»
4
Watch: Queen's Guards playing Game of Thrones theme music
From smooth jazz to dub step to rap, if it is a genre of music it has probably Thrones title theme the treatment. We have picked out a few of our favourites… «The Independent, Jul 14»
5
Rare condition makes James Bond theme music 'orgasmic' for man …
The sound of high-pitched brass instruments — specifically, the theme music from the James Bond films — elicited feelings of euphoria that the patient described ... «National Post, Jul 13»
6
Robot helicopters perform James Bond theme music
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab wowed attendees at this year's TED conference ... «Christian Science Monitor, Mar 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Theme music [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/theme-music>. Dec 2019 ».
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