keynote

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Pronunciation[edit]

IPA (US): /ˈkiːˌnoʊt/

Etymology[edit]

key +‎ note

Noun[edit]

keynote (plural keynotes)

  1. (music) The note on which a musical key is based; the tonic.
  2. The main theme of a speech, a written work, or a conference.
  3. A speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering; a keynote speech or keynote address.

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Verb[edit]

keynote (third-person singular simple present keynotes, present participle keynoting, simple past and past participle keynoted)

  1. (transitive) To deliver a speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering.

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