Associations to the word «Keynote»

Wiktionary

KEYNOTE, noun. (music) The note on which a musical key is based; the tonic.
KEYNOTE, noun. The main theme of a speech, a written work, or a conference.
KEYNOTE, noun. A speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering; a keynote speech or keynote address.
KEYNOTE, verb. (transitive) To deliver a speech that sets the main theme of a conference or other gathering.

Dictionary definition

KEYNOTE, noun. The principal theme in a speech or literary work.
KEYNOTE, noun. A fundamental or central idea.
KEYNOTE, noun. (music) the first note of a diatonic scale.
KEYNOTE, verb. Set the keynote of; "Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection".
KEYNOTE, verb. Give the keynote address to (an audience).

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley