keynote address


Definition of keynote address

: an address designed to present the issues of primary interest to an assembly (such as a political convention) and often to arouse unity and enthusiasm

called also keynote speech

Examples of keynote address in a Sentence

Many of the convention guests left after the keynote address.
Recent Examples on the Web President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during this month’s graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy., "President Biden to speak at Coast Guard Academy commencement in Connecticut," 3 May 2021 Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham gives the keynote address at the fifth annual International Women-in-Diplomacy Day symposium. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latest from Mormon Land: Year’s missionary deaths reach five; U. to honor Russell Nelson; women’s education touted," 11 Mar. 2021 The doctor whose research uncovered the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, will give the keynote address at the University of Rhode Island’s 2021 commencement, the school announced Thursday., "Doctor who exposed Flint water crisis to address URI grads," 1 Apr. 2021 Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, a two-time NBA All-Star, will give the keynote address at the University of Utah’s virtual general commencement ceremony. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell will serve as University of Utah commencement speaker," 30 Mar. 2021 Trump is expected to hammer Biden’s policy on immigration in a keynote address at CPAC on Sunday, in remarks that will attempt to chart a path for the Republican Party. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, "Biden tries to avoid 'kids in cages' tag amid increased child migrant flow at southern border," 25 Feb. 2021 The annual forum this week is titled Alabama Online: Failure to Connect and will feature a keynote address Friday by Gov. Kay Ivey. Paul Gattis |, al, "Why Alabama ranks among worst nationally for broadband internet access," 4 Mar. 2021 Filming the RootsTech Connect keynote address of Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Patricia, in St. George. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Latest from Mormon Land: Hollands return to their roots; ‘Book of Mormon’ musical celebrates a milestone," 4 Mar. 2021 Fuentes said, according to ABC News. AFPAC made national news when U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Arizona, gave the keynote address. Steven Lemongello,, "Hilton Orlando hosted secret AFPAC conference, where organizers spouted white nationalist rhetoric," 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of keynote address

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Keynote address.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of keynote address

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

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