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key·note

 (kē′nōt′)
n.
1. The tonic of a musical key.
2. A prime underlying element or theme: "The keynote of the revolution settlement was personal freedom under the law" (G.M. Trevelyan).
tr.v. key·not·ed, key·not·ing, key·notes
1. To give or set the keynote of.
2. Informal To give a keynote address at: keynoted the press luncheon.

keynote

(ˈkiːˌnəʊt)
n
1.
a. a central or determining principle in a speech, literary work, etc
b. (as modifier): a keynote speech.
2. (Classical Music) the note upon which a scale or key is based; tonic
vb (tr)
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to deliver a keynote address to (a political convention, etc)
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to outline (political issues, policy, etc) in or as in a keynote address

key•note

(ˈkiˌnoʊt)

n., v. -not•ed, -not•ing. n.
1. the note or tone on which a key or system of tones is founded; tonic.
2. the central idea, principle, policy, or the like of a speech, program, thought, political campaign, etc.
v.t.
4. to deliver a keynote address at.
5. to serve as the keynote for.
v.i.
6. to provide a keynote address.
[1755–65]
key′not`er, n.

keynote


Past participle: keynoted
Gerund: keynoting

Imperative
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Present
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you keynote
he/she/it keynotes
we keynote
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Preterite
I keynoted
you keynoted
he/she/it keynoted
we keynoted
you keynoted
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Present Continuous
I am keynoting
you are keynoting
he/she/it is keynoting
we are keynoting
you are keynoting
they are keynoting
Present Perfect
I have keynoted
you have keynoted
he/she/it has keynoted
we have keynoted
you have keynoted
they have keynoted
Past Continuous
I was keynoting
you were keynoting
he/she/it was keynoting
we were keynoting
you were keynoting
they were keynoting
Past Perfect
I had keynoted
you had keynoted
he/she/it had keynoted
we had keynoted
you had keynoted
they had keynoted
Future
I will keynote
you will keynote
he/she/it will keynote
we will keynote
you will keynote
they will keynote
Future Perfect
I will have keynoted
you will have keynoted
he/she/it will have keynoted
we will have keynoted
you will have keynoted
they will have keynoted
Future Continuous
I will be keynoting
you will be keynoting
he/she/it will be keynoting
we will be keynoting
you will be keynoting
they will be keynoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been keynoting
you have been keynoting
he/she/it has been keynoting
we have been keynoting
you have been keynoting
they have been keynoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been keynoting
you will have been keynoting
he/she/it will have been keynoting
we will have been keynoting
you will have been keynoting
they will have been keynoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been keynoting
you had been keynoting
he/she/it had been keynoting
we had been keynoting
you had been keynoting
they had been keynoting
Conditional
I would keynote
you would keynote
he/she/it would keynote
we would keynote
you would keynote
they would keynote
Past Conditional
I would have keynoted
you would have keynoted
he/she/it would have keynoted
we would have keynoted
you would have keynoted
they would have keynoted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keynote - the principal theme in a speech or literary work
subject, theme, topic - the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love"
keynote address, keynote speech - a speech setting forth the keynote
2.keynote - a fundamental or central idea
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
3.keynote - (music) the first note of a diatonic scalekeynote - (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
C - (music) the keynote of the scale of C major
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Verb1.keynote - set the keynote of; "Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection"
set - put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
2.keynote - give the keynote address to (an audience)
address, speak - give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

keynote

noun heart, centre, theme, core, substance, essence, marrow, kernel, gist, pith the keynotes of their foreign policy
Translations
النُّقْطَة الرَّئيسيَّه
grundidégrundtone
alaphangfõ téma
grunntónngrunntónn, meginòráîur
ústredná myšlienka
ana fikirana/esas notatemel kavram

keynote

[ˈkiːnəʊt]
A. N (Mus) → tónica f (fig) (= main emphasis) → tónica f, piedra f clave
B. CPD keynote speech Ndiscurso m de apertura discurso en que se sientan las bases de una política or programa

keynote

[ˈkiːnəʊt] n
(MUSIC)tonique f
(fig) [policy, idea] → note f dominantekeynote speech ndiscours-programme m

keynote

[ˈkiːˌnəʊt]
1. n (Mus) → tonica (fig) → nota dominante
2. adj (speech) → programmatico/a

key

(kiː) noun
1. an instrument or tool by which something (eg a lock or a nut) is turned. Have you the key for this door?
2. in musical instruments, one of the small parts pressed to sound the notes. piano keys.
3. in a typewriter, calculator etc, one of the parts which one presses to cause a letter etc to be printed, displayed etc.
4. the scale in which a piece of music is set. What key are you singing in?; the key of F.
5. something that explains a mystery or gives an answer to a mystery, a code etc. the key to the whole problem.
6. in a map etc, a table explaining the symbols etc used in it.
adjective
most important. key industries; He is a key man in the firm.
ˈkeyboard noun
1. the keys in a piano, typewriter etc arranged along or on a flat board. The pianist sat down at the keyboard and began to play; A computer keyboard looks like that of a typewriter; (also adjective) harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments.
2. any keyboard (musical) instrument.
ˈkeyhole noun
the hole in which a key of a door etc is placed. The child looked through the keyhole to see if his teacher was still with his parents.
keyhole surgery noun
surgery done through a very small cut in the body.
ˈkeynote noun
1. the chief note in a musical key.
2. the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc).
keyed up
excited; tense.
References in classic literature ?
The telephone business did not really begin to grow big and overspread the earth until 1896, but the keynote of expansion was first sounded by Theodore Vail in the earliest days, when as yet the telephone was a babe in arms.
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For the next ten-year period the keynote of telephone history was EXPANSION.
Ordinarily I am not given to long speeches, nor ever before had I descended to bombast, but I had guessed at the keynote which would strike an answering chord in the breasts of the green Martians, nor was I wrong, for my harangue evidently deeply impressed them, and their attitude toward me thereafter was still further respectful.
She wore a picture-hat and a costume the keynote of which was a certain aggressive attractiveness.
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