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An opening address, as at a political convention, that outlines the issues to be considered. Also called keynote speech.
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a speech, as at a political convention, that presents important issues, principles, policies, etc. Also called key′note speech′.
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A speech made to a political gathering that focuses on points that are considered to be currently most important.
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|Noun||1.||keynote address - a speech setting forth the keynote|
keynote - the principal theme in a speech or literary work
oratory - addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous); "he loved the sound of his own oratory"
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