Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An often repeated song in a musical play that is identified with the work or one of its characters.
  • n. A song that is identified with a performer, group, or radio or television program.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A song which accompanies a television or radio program, usually as an intro or outro.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a melody that recurs and comes to represent a musical play or movie
  • n. a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Disney’s Davy Crockett “Kilt him a b’ar when he was only three!” proclaimed the hit theme song got into a tomahawk fight in his first episode, “Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter.”

    Grand Theft Childhood

  • You can almost hear Britney singing that bump-and-grind Pepsi theme song in the background: The rrrride!

    Life As We Know It

  • Suddenly Bessie, grim-eyed, set up the languishing theme song of a film.

    St Peter's Finger

  • A jaunty, upbeat song featuring Stevie Wonder's uplifting harmonica playing, the single didn't make much of an impact on the charts (it's two week stay peaked at #13), but found success as it seemed destined to be the theme song to the new millennium.

    Brand New Day, cass

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.