- 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
Examples from the Web for notes
“The sensation these objects presented receded as their cost increased,” notes Rabinowitz.
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
Under the current president and his predecessor, Jett notes, the ambassadorship of Belize has gone to college roommates.
As Randy notes, “Maybe there is a value in shining a light on this and asking the questions.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lawler notes that in the Zoroastrian religion of the Persians, the rooster was of the utmost importance.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"All right, but it is the dead ones I'm after," the reporter said, taking the paper and pinning it to his notes.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
The note was taken over to Blaythorn, as all notes were that were despatched from Kencote, by a groom on horseback.The Eldest Son|Archibald Marshall
"I wish the Notes was condensed into half the number of volumes," he proceeded, under this encouragement.Father Brighthopes|John Townsend Trowbridge
Somehow or other—my notes are not quite clear how—the parts had got mixed up, separated, or wrongly sorted.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
The compass of his song, Let Glorys Clarion, extended over seventeen notes.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for notes (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for notes (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for notes (3 of 3)
- distinguished or famousan athlete of note
- worth noticing or paying attention to; importantnothing of note
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Derived Formsnoteless, adjective
Word Origin for note
Idioms and Phrases with notes
see bread and butter letter (note); compare notes; make a note of; of note; strike the right note; take note; take notes.