theme tune

theme tune
theme song or theme tune noun
1. A melody that is repeated often in a musical drama, film, or radio or television series, and is associated with a certain character, idea, emotion, etc
2. A signature tune
3. A person's characteristic, often repeated, complaint, etc
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ˈtheme music [theme music] noun uncountable (also theme, ˈtheme song, ˈtheme tune countable)
music that is played at the beginning and end and/or is often repeated in a film/movie, television programme, etc.
See also:theme theme song

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