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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.
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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
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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.
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keynote


Past participle: keynoted
Gerund: keynoting

Imperative
keynote
keynote
Present
I keynote
you keynote
he/she/it keynotes
we keynote
you keynote
they keynote
Preterite
I keynoted
you keynoted
he/she/it keynoted
we keynoted
you keynoted
they keynoted
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
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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"
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keynote

noun heart, centre, theme, core, substance, essence, marrow, kernel, gist, pith the keynotes of their foreign policy
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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
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keynote

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

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