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Definition 1: a fundamental or central idea - [noun denoting cognition]

(keynote is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

Definition 2: (music) the first note of a diatonic scale - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for keynote in the sense of this definition

(keynote is a kind of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

(... is a kind of keynote ) (music) the keynote of the scale of C major

(keynote belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 3: the principal theme in a speech or literary work - [noun denoting communication]

(keynote is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is part of keynote) a speech setting forth the keynote

Definition 4: set the keynote of - [verb of change]

Samples where keynote or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection

(keynote is a kind of ...) put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state

"set the house afire"

Definition 5: give the keynote address to (an audience) - [verb of communication]

(keynote is a kind of ...) give a speech to

"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

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