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keynote address

noun

Simple Definition of keynote address

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of keynote address

  1. :  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

Examples of keynote address in a sentence

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



Circa 1908

First Known Use of keynote address

circa 1908


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