keynote speaker
noun Date: 1950 one who delivers a keynote address

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keynote address — noun a speech setting forth the keynote • Syn: ↑keynote speech • Hypernyms: ↑oratory • Part Meronyms: ↑keynote * * * noun or keynote speech …   Useful english dictionary

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  • keynote — UK [ˈkiːˌnəʊt] / US [ˈkɪˌnoʊt] noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms keynote : singular keynote plural keynotes the most important feature of something Enjoyment is the keynote of this popular comedy club. • keynote speech/address the… …   English dictionary

  • speaker — speak|er W2S2 [ˈspi:kə US ər] n 1.) someone who makes a formal speech to a group of people speaker at ▪ the guest speaker at the conference ▪ The keynote speaker (=main or most important speaker) was Robert Venturi, the architect. after dinner… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • keynote — key|note [ ki,nout ] noun count usually singular the most important feature of something: Enjoyment is the keynote of this popular comedy club. a. keynote speech/address the main speech at a meeting or a formal event, which is given by the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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