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Friday, April 29, 2016

Definitions for woodnote

  1. a wild or natural musical tone, as that of a forest bird.

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Citations for woodnote
At the top she halted, still longing to hear at his side that marvellous wood-note George Washington Cable, Bylow Hill, 1902
The lover, lingering by some ancient pile / When moonlight meads in dewy radiance smile, / Starts, at each woodnote wandering through the dale, / And fondly hopes he hears the nightingale. John Leyden, Scenes of Infancy, 1803
Origin of woodnote
Woodnote entered English in the mid-1600s. It is formed on the basis of the words wood meaning "a grove or forest" and note meaning "a musical sound or tone."