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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

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>


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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

key·not·er noun


1914

First Known Use of keynote

1914




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