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.

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The action moves farther down South First Street on Sept. 6, when Mighty Mike McGee gives the keynote address at Forager. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Fifth annual poetry festival gives South Bay voices a chance to be heard," 30 Aug. 2019 His keynote address at the 2004 Democratic convention, which framed his own unlikely life story as a celebration of the American dream, had struck an optimistic public nerve that defied ideological barriers. Steve Kornacki, NBC News, "2008: Clinton, Obama in an epic duel," 29 July 2019 The debate will give the former San Antonio mayor his biggest audience since his keynote address to the Democrats’ 2012 national convention. Michael Finnegan,, "Democratic debate: 5 things to watch for on the first night," 26 June 2019 In addition to providing the keynote address, Ethan will lead an afternoon workshop on positive rap. USA TODAY, "Milestone rhino, Bigfoot shooting, jailed for feeding cats: News from around our 50 states," 1 Aug. 2019 This past week, Moulton held two public campaign events: a keynote address to the North Carolina Democratic Party’s annual dinner, and a speech to about 60 employees at New Hampshire’s largest utility company Monday morning. James Pindell,, "Seth Moulton didn’t make the debate stage. Here’s what’s going on with his campaign," 13 June 2019 The queen provided the keynote address in unusually personal terms. Fox News, "Trump to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy," 6 June 2019 Apple's keynote address came from the San Jose Convention Center this year to share new updates to existing tech and products at their annual World Wide Developer's Conference, or WWDC. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Need To Know From Apple's WWDC Keynote," 3 June 2019 Colgate alumnus Antonio Delgado, U.S. Representative for the 19th Congressional District of New York, delivered the keynote address. Maria Shine Stewart,, "Awards galore adorn this week’s column: Sun Messages," 22 June 2019

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1863, in the meaning defined above

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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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