Theme vs Ditty - What's the difference?

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Theme is a related term of ditty.

As nouns the difference between theme and ditty

is that theme is theme, topic while ditty is a short verse or tune.

As a verb ditty is

to sing; to warble a little tune.




(en noun)
  • A subject of a talk or an artistic piece; a topic.
  • A recurring idea; a motif.
  • (music) The main melody of a piece of music, especially one that is the source of variations.
  • (film, television) A song, or a snippet of a song, that identifies a film, a TV program, a character, etc. by playing at the appropriate time.
  • (computing, figuratively) The collection of color schemes, sounds, artwork etc., that "skin" an environment towards a particular motif.
  • (grammar) The stem of a word
  • (linguistics) thematic relation of a noun phrase to a verb
  • (linguistics) Theta role in generative grammar and government and binding theory.
  • (linguistics) Topic, what is generally being talked about, as opposed to rheme
  • A regional unit of organisation in the Byzantine empire.
  • Verb

  • (computing) To apply a theme to; to change the visual appearance and/or layout of (software).
  • ditty



  • A short verse or tune.
  • The Acme mattress ditty has been stuck in my head all day.
  • * Milton
  • Religious, martial, or civil ditties.
  • * Sandys
  • And to the warbling lute soft ditties sing.
  • A saying or utterance, especially one that is short and frequently repeated.
  • * Spenser
  • O, too high ditty for my simple rhyme.


  • To sing; to warble a little tune.
  • * Herbert
  • Beasts fain would sing; birds ditty to their notes.

    See also

    * ditty bag * doggerel * jingle