Her blue eyes challenged him laughingly; but he caught the undernote of rivalry.
His own voice was low and eager, with its undernote of wistfulness.
Her morbid sensitiveness mistook him again; she fancied there was an undernote of irony in his tone.
There was an undernote of something new and joyous in the tone of his voice as he spoke to her.
She laughed merrily, and there was an undernote of excitement in the laugh.
"I cannot imagine why," she answered, with an undernote of trouble in her tone.
The familiar picture stirred a joy in him in tune with his private happiness; its undernote came to him with a pang as keen.
It was a triumphant paean that clamored in his ears, something persistent and prophetic with an undernote of menace.
There was happiness in her laugh, and tenderness and an undernote of triumph.
His voice when he spoke was almost fiercely assertive, but there was an undernote of nervousness.
c.1200, "observe, take mental note of, mark carefully," from Old French noter "indicate, designate; take note of, write down," from Latin notare "to mark, to note, to make a note," from nota "mark, sign, note, character, letter" (see note (n.)). Meaning "to set in writing" is from early 14c. Related: Noted; noting.
c.1300, "a song, music, instrumental music; a musical note," from Latin nota "letter, character, note," originally "a mark, sign, means of recognition," which is perhaps related to notus, past participle of noscere (Old Latin *gnoscere) "to know" (see know). Meaning "notice, attention, reputation" is early 14c. Meaning "brief writing" is from 1540s.