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 But that panel, along with the entire live part of the conference, which expected to have more than 20,000 attendees and Tom Brady as its keynote speaker, was scratched Tuesday as a result of COVID-19 fears. Lance Lambert, Fortune, "Fortune poll: Nearly half of American travelers are reconsidering their international trips due to coronavirus fears," 5 Mar. 2020 The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum. Dallas News, "Go downtown for Dallas’ Go Red for Women Luncheon 2020," 20 Feb. 2020 The latter was the keynote speaker at the 2005 Indiana Black Expo Corporate Luncheon that honored Cummings' career. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Jim Cummings Jr., lifelong Republican and founder of Indiana Black Expo, dies at age 90," 24 Apr. 2020 DeWine was to be the keynote speaker at a Franklin County GOP fund-raiser on Thursday, but that was called off as well. Anna Staver And Rick Rouan, Cincinnati.com, "No door-knocking, no handshakes: Campaigning in a coronavirus election," 15 Mar. 2020 Trump was slated to be the keynote speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s conference in Las Vegas on Saturday. Caitlin Yilek, Washington Examiner, "Trump cancels Colorado and Nevada trips 'out of an abundance of caution'," 11 Mar. 2020 Have another piece: The night before her Chinatown excursion, Nancy Pelosi was the keynote speaker at a fundraiser at the Waterbar restaurant for Rep. Jim Costa, the Fresno Democrat who’s being primaried by another Democrat. Willie Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Democratic Party is about to become the Bernie Party," 29 Feb. 2020 Binkley was the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for Stand Tall With Mike, a pro-Dunleavy group that paid for the governor’s legal defense against the recall. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Dunleavy supporters announce two new defense groups ahead of recall campaign’s weekend launch," 28 Feb. 2020 Eric Trump was the keynote speaker at the Dallas County Republican’s annual fundraising dinner. Dallas News, "Early voting begins today, Bernie Sanders promises victory, campaign cash flowing into congressional races," 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of keynote speaker

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 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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