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.
Recent Examples on the Web Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the keynote speaker, and about 500 people are expected to attend the dinner, which is closed to the press. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, "DeSantis, Scott to attend fundraising dinner at Mar-a-Lago," 16 Apr. 2021 On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said a local GOP organization should cancel plans for Gaetz to be keynote speaker at a fundraising dinner in August. Alan Fram, ajc, "Florida GOP senators: Too soon to weigh in on Gaetz's future," 14 Apr. 2021 Former Hoover High School and University of Alabama standout Marlon Humphrey, now in the NFL as a cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s banquet. al, "Despite traumatic childbirth injury, Jackson Abbott excelled as 3-sport star at Maplesville," 11 Apr. 2021 Blake Morgan is a customer experience futurist, keynote speaker and the author of the bestselling book The Customer Of The Future. Blake Morgan, Forbes, "Why Is It So Hard To Recycle?," 21 Apr. 2021 His father was once a Democratic presidential favorite and convention keynote speaker. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "Cuomo Is Wounded — and New York’s Political Climbers Smell Blood," 24 Mar. 2021 One event at the opera house featured keynote speaker Katharine Houghton Hepburn, head of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association and mother of Hollywood actress Katharine Hepburn. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Week-long celebration of Havre de Grace’s role in the women’s suffrage movement kicks off Sunday," 18 Mar. 2021 Instead, a political clown car is arriving on I-Drive, driven by Sunday's keynote speaker and today's undisputed leader of conservatism — Donald J. Trump. Star Tribune, "William F. Buckley would weep at the CPAC circus coming to Orlando," 25 Feb. 2021 Abrams, who was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work increasing voter turnout during the 2020 presidential election, joins previously announced keynote speaker Willie Nelson. Natalie Jarvey, Billboard, "Stacey Abrams to Keynote SXSW," 11 Feb. 2021

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Keynote speaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keynote%20speaker. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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