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keynote address

noun

: the main speech given at a gathering (such as a political convention)

Full Definition of KEYNOTE ADDRESS

:  an address designed to present the issues of primary interest to an assembly (as a political convention) and often to arouse unity and enthusiasm —called also keynote speech
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Examples of KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  1. Many of the convention guests left after the keynote address.

First Known Use of KEYNOTE ADDRESS

circa 1908

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