keynote address

noun
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

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

  1. Many of the convention guests left after the keynote address.

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First Known Use of keynote address

1863


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keynote address

noun

Definition of keynote address for English Language Learners

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


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