A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
Having a position in the lead; foremost:
A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
A distinct or outstanding part, quality, or characteristic of something
The definition of gist is the main point.
The dimensions, quantity, or capacity of something as ascertained by comparison with a standard:
Something established for use as a rule or basis of comparison in measuring or judging capacity, quantity, content, extent, value, quality, etc.
(Music) A sound of distinct pitch, quality, and duration; a note.
A subdivision of a theme, thesis, or outline.
A carbonated beverage flavored with a little quinine and served in a mixed drink with gin, vodka, etc.; quinine water
(Nautical) Connected to or located near the mainmast:
Initial or introductory
(Music) A recurring melodic element in a composition, especially a melody forming the basis of a set of variations.
The definition of principal is the first or highest in importance.
Find another word for keynote. In this page you can discover 28 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for keynote, like: criterion, leading, basic idea, important, essence, basis, feature, gist, heart, idea and measure.