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keynote

[ kee-noht ]
/ 藞ki藢no蕣t /
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noun
verb (used with object), key路not路ed, key路not路ing.
verb (used without object), key路not路ed, key路not路ing.
to provide a keynote, especially a keynote address: He refused an invitation to keynote.
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Origin of keynote

First recorded in 1755鈥65; key1 + note
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How to use keynote in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for keynote

keynote
/ (藞ki藧藢n蓹蕣t) /

noun
  1. a central or determining principle in a speech, literary work, etc
  2. (as modifier)a keynote speech
the note upon which a scale or key is based; tonic
verb (tr)
to deliver a keynote address to (a political convention, etc)
to outline (political issues, policy, etc) in or as in a keynote address
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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