minitheme

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ theme

Noun[edit]

minitheme (plural minithemes)

  1. (rare) A minor theme.
    • 2001, Dorothy M. Campbell, Linda S. Harris, Collaborative theme building: how teachers write integrated curriculum
      Linda: When doing a minitheme on the Winter Olympics with kindergarten children, I reviewed with children the television schedule each day to find events that would be on during the early evening.
    • 2007 August 6, Jon Pareles, “Romance as a Struggle That She Will Win”, New York Times:
      The set was full of minithemes: bee references (as in B for Beyoncé), homages to predecessors like James Brown and Donna Summer, reminders about Beyoncé’s celebrity and her fashion tie-ins.