keynote keynote  /ˈki ˌnoʊt/


  1. (n) the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  2. (n) a fundamental or central idea
  3. (n) (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
  4. (v) set the keynote of
  5. (v) give the keynote address to (an audience)


  1. The presumptive Democratic nominee's wife will give the keynote address at the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council Gala Thursday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
  2. From his very first moment in the national spotlighthis keynote speech to the Democratic National Convention in 2004Barack Obama has attached himself to the notion of audacity.
  3. His keynote: disciplinea word he repeated nine times.


  1. EPAC Explorers and Producers Association - Keynote Address: Josef Schachter, Schachter Asset Management Inc. Webcast

    EPAC Explorers and Producers Association - Keynote Address: Josef Schachter, Schachter Asset Management Inc. Webcast
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  2. WWDC keynote now available for download through iTunes

    Apple has released a downloadable version of yesterday's WWDC keynote, headed by CEO Tim Cook and featuring many other Apple executives, as a standard-definition and HD (separate 720p and 1080p editions) podcast. The presentation, which featured a bit more humor than was recently seen following the death of former CEO Steve Jobs, also mentioned in passing a forthcoming update of Final Cut Pro X ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MacNN

  3. Keynote Now Enables UFT Users to Test on Real and Emulated Mobile Devices

    Keynote® , the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, today announced expanded integration of Keynote MITE with the leading automated functional testing platform – Unified Functional Testing , an HP product.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed," Jobs said in the letter.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source:

  2. "We are honored to host such a powerful environmental leader as Mr. Kennedy. For more than 14 years Sol Fest has attracted up to 10,000 attendees due to our dynamic keynote speakers, education panels and workshops, music, and celebration, as a way...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Beck Source: (press release)

  3. "Over the years since I first saw Obama speak I met him about half a dozen times, often at Palestinian and Arab-American community events in Chicago, including a May 1998 community fundraiser at which Edward Said was the keynote speaker,"...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Ali Abunimah Source: Middle East Times

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