- 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.
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Contemporary Examples of notes
“The sensation these objects presented receded as their cost increased,” notes Rabinowitz.How Pulp Fiction Saved Literature
January 8, 2015
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.The Himalayas’ Hidden Aryans
January 3, 2015
Under the current president and his predecessor, Jett notes, the ambassadorship of Belize has gone to college roommates.U.S. Embassies Have Always Been for Sale
January 2, 2015
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
January 1, 2015
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
December 27, 2014
Historical Examples of notes
He notes the following as the usual essential concomitants: 1.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Only the maid answered the ringing of the telephone, and his notes were seemingly unheeded.Within the Law
His notes on special words and on the construction of sentences are often very interesting.Apu Ollantay
He opened the envelope, and inside it were ten notes for ten pounds each.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Only then she peeped in at the amount, drawing the notes out for the purpose.The Secret Agent
- 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.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.
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.
see bread and butter letter (note); compare notes; make a note of; of note; strike the right note; take note; take notes.