keynote speaker

noun

Definition of keynote speaker 

: one who delivers a keynote address

Examples of keynote speaker in a Sentence

Senator Williams was the keynote speaker at the convention.

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At the last eighth-grade graduation, the keynote speaker was a girl whose mom had been deported. Rene Denfeld, chicagotribune.com, "It's not just the border crisis: Our culture truly does not prioritize families," 26 June 2018 The keynote speaker for the kickoff breakfast will be Valerie J. Gross, president of Education Enterprises for Libraries and founder of the national movement. Aegis Staff Report, The Aegis, "Harford County is launching a local Choose Civility campaign," 21 June 2018 As a measure of how much the auto industry has come to dominate CES, Ford CEO Jim Hackett will be a keynote speaker on Tuesday. NBC News, "Forget smartphones and smart TVs; the year’s biggest tech conference focuses on smart cars," 7 Jan. 2018 Scharf is a regular keynote speaker at academic meetings, such asfor the American Physical Society, museums, and both public and privatevenues, including the American Museum of Natural History, the RubinMuseum of Art in New York. Steve Mirsky, Scientific American, "Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)," 11 Nov. 2017 Levinson also served as last year’s keynote speaker. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "47 new U.S. citizens take oath in Hammond during annual exercise," 5 July 2018 The ceremony's keynote speaker was Mesa Mayor John Giles, who didn't shy away from mentioning the anti-immigrant debate. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "July 4th naturalization ceremony in Mesa welcomes 313 new citizens," 4 July 2018 The conference’s keynote speaker was Hillary Clinton, but Byford had a full house in the morning. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, "Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?," 2 July 2018 Wow, keynote speaker Eldridge Broussard, light refreshments and live and silent auctions. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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keynote speaker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of keynote speaker

: a person who gives a keynote address

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