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keynote

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noun key·note \ˈkē-ˌnōt\

Simple Definition of keynote

  • : the most important idea or part of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of keynote

  1. 1 :  the first and harmonically fundamental tone of a scale

  2. 2 :  the fundamental or central fact, idea, or mood <sadness is the keynote of this little collection — Books Abroad>

Examples of keynote in a sentence

  1. Humor is the keynote of the play.

  2. <the need for a greater sense of self-reliance is the keynote of his self-help message>



1776

First Known Use of keynote

1776


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keynote

verb key·note

Definition of keynote

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to set the keynote of

  3. 2 :  to deliver the keynote address at

keynoter

noun




KEYNOTE Defined for Kids

keynote

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noun key·note \ˈkē-ˌnōt\

Definition of keynote for Students

  1. 1 :  the first tone of a scale fundamental to harmony

  2. 2 :  the fundamental fact, idea, or mood





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