One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who delivers a speech that sets out the central theme of a conference.‘Harry Reid will be the keynote speaker at the convention’
- ‘He will be the keynote speaker at a "peace conference" at the city hall tomorrow.’
- ‘The director of the Whitney Museum of American Art will be the show's keynote speaker.’
- ‘He is a keynote speaker at commencement ceremonies at Calvin College.’
- ‘A keynote speaker at the International Famine Centre detailed how maize was loaded on ships bound for Britain at the height of the great Irish potato famine.’
- ‘The opening keynote speaker drove home the vital importance of changing today's standards of design to promote sustainability.’
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