- a sign or character used to represent a tone, its position and form indicating the pitch and duration of the tone.
- a key, as of a piano.
verb (used with object), not·ed, not·ing.
Origin of note
Synonyms for note
Related Words for notecharacter, tone, sign, remark, notice, observation, indicate, write, mention, see, view, flat, scale, natural, figure, degree, pitch, interval, token, mark
Examples from the Web for note
Contemporary Examples of note
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January 6, 2015
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Hitchcock dropped a note to the hotel asking if it would be possible to buy some.
So I send a note out to his house with Tony, his driver, who promises he'll put it directly into Hitch's hand.
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December 11, 2014
Historical Examples of note
When I hear a note of music, can I not at once strike its chord?Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
She withdrew, and presently came back with a note which she despatched to Mauburn.
He stood in deep shadow and the girl had been too absorbed in the play to note his coming.
Left a note for my brother, advising him to camp here the first night.Explorations in Australia
It is curious to note the extent to which the unexpected has come about.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
- distinguished or famousan athlete of note
- worth noticing or paying attention to; importantnothing of note
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for note
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.
see bread and butter letter (note); compare notes; make a note of; of note; strike the right note; take note; take notes.