What does the word theme mean?

Usage examples for theme

  1. After a little while his wife struck a new theme. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  2. He was hardy in address, a ready speaker, rather eloquent upon the theme that he loved, and I dare say he may have been as fortunate as he said, or very nearly. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  3. So absorbing was the theme, however, that talk soon drifted around to the subject of farms, work and plans. – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy