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Meaning of KEYNOTE

Pronunciation:  'kee`nowt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fundamental or central idea
  2. [n]  (music) the first note of a diatonic scale
  3. [n]  the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  4. [v]  set the keynote of; "Comfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection"
  5. [v]  give the keynote address to (an audience)
 

KEYNOTE is a 7 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: tonic
 
 See Also: address, idea, keynote address, keynote speech, musical note, note, set, speak, subject, theme, thought, tone, topic

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Key"note`\, n.
1. (Mus.) The tonic or first tone of the scale in which a
   piece or passage is written; the fundamental tone of the
   chord, to which all the modulations of the piece are
   referred; -- called also {key tone}.

2. The fundamental fact or idea; that which gives the key;
   as, the keynote of a policy or a sermon.

 
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