Translation of theme in Spanish:

theme

Pronunciation: /θiːm/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (subject, principal idea) tema (masculine) a theme which recurs in his later works un tema que vuelve a aparecer en su obra posterior her songs have social themes sus canciones tratan de temas sociales or tienen una temática social theme pubbar (masculine) temático
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    • This major exhibition focuses on the theme of desire in Surrealist art.
    • The former church will host an installation-based exhibition on the theme of light, which will run from July to October.
    • So we decided to have an exhibition on the theme of illumination.
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    • Another important cause of tension was the persistent use of mythological themes in art and literature, in a society still devoted to Christianity.
    • Love, sex, duplicity, betrayal - the abiding themes of literature are all there, along with the fascinating twist that it's all going on under the watchful eye of the public.
    • The other day I glanced at the latest of these potted guides, which informed me that ‘childhood is a recurring theme in Scottish literature’.
  • 2 2.1 [Cinema/Cine] [Radio] [Television/Televisión] tema (masculine) 2.2 (principal melody) tema (masculine)
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    • There are motifs, themes, and recurring melodies, all the things you'd expect from one song blown up to forty minutes.
    • Written in the form of a theme and variations, Britten composed a central theme based on a melody by the first great English composer, Henry Purcell.
    • His operas reveal careful dramatic planning, and his use of recurring themes and motifs frequently creates conceptual and musical unity within a work.
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    • The theme music of the film has become a hit with mobile users in town.
    • Pop stardom is simply not on his agenda, with film scores and theme music having significantly more appeal, and in his view, greater longevity in terms of a career.
    • It's a pleasure to hear the film's theme music and Nat King Cole's efforts so well presented.
  • 3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (essay) trabajo (masculine)
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    • She had to write a theme once on what book she'd want to have with her if she were stranded on a desert island.
    • So how do I go about writing a theme?
    • Each student will write a theme on a topic chosen by the teacher or selected through a class activity such as brainstorming.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • they themed the program to Christmas el programa giraba en torno al tema de la Navidad, el programa tenía un tema navideño

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