- n. 主题；题目；主旋律
- [C]主题,主旨,题目 the subject of a talk, piece of writing, etc.
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion;
"he didn't want to discuss that subject"
"it was a very sensitive topic"
"his letters were always on the theme of love"
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work;
"it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme"
(music) melodic subject of a musical composition;
"the theme is announced in the first measures"
"the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"
an essay (especially one written as an assignment);
"he got an A on his composition"
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;
"thematic vowels are part of the stem"
provide with a particular theme or motive;
"the restaurant often themes its menus"
- Peace was the dominant theme of the conference.
- What is the essential theme of the play?
- The theme for tonight's talk is education.
- The theme of our discussion was Europe in the 1980's'.
- A slow theme introduces the first movement.
- The main theme of the play was clear.
- Waterfalls are from very early times a favorite theme for the painter.
- furnish a theme 提供一个题材
The themes he preferred were the decay of Islam and the brevity of love.出自： E. M. Forster
These four plays, for all their differences, share one theme.出自： M. Meyer
- theme, subject, topic
- subject着重指文章、书籍、画或谈话等所涉及对象的题目或主题; topic指谈话的话题或文章的题目; theme则指谈话或文章的主题,即中心思想。例如:
- The article has not exhausted the subject.这篇文章并没有把这个问题讲透。
- The accident was the sole topic of conversation.那事故是谈话的唯一话题。
- All his articles seemed an expression of the same theme.他所有的文章好像反映了同一个主题。
- ☆ 1300年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的tesme；最初源自古希腊语的thema，意为提。
- thematic adj. 题目的; 主题的; 专题的