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English noun: keynote

1. keynote (communication) the principal theme in a speech or literary work


Broader (hypernym)subject, theme, topic


Part meronymkeynote address, keynote speech

2. keynote (cognition) a fundamental or central idea


Broader (hypernym)idea, thought

3. keynote (communication) (music) the first note of a diatonic scale


Synonymstonic


Broader (hypernym)musical note, note, tone


Narrower (hyponym)C


Domain categorymusic


English verb: keynote

1. keynote (change) set the keynote of


SamplesComfort keynotes this designer's Fall collection.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)set

2. keynote (communication) give the keynote address to (an audience)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)address, speak









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