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Noun: keynote  'kee,nowt
  1. The principal theme in a speech or literary work
  2. A fundamental or central idea
  3. (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
    - tonic
Verb: keynote  'kee,nowt
  1. Set the keynote of
    "Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection"
  2. Give the keynote address to (an audience)

Derived forms: keynoted, keynotes, keynoting

Type of: address, idea, musical note, note, set, speak, subject, theme, thought, tone, topic

Part of: keynote address, keynote speech

Encyclopedia: Keynote