keynote address

noun
a speech, as at a political convention, that presents important issues, principles, policies, etc.
Also called keynote, keynote speech.


Origin:
1905–10

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Example sentences
The surprise of the conference came at the keynote address.
The decline of the keynote address at a big technology trade show illustrates the story of an industry.
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