Note - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nəʊt|  American pronunciation of the word note
Brit.  |nəʊt|  British pronunciation of the word note


- a brief written record
he made a note of the appointment
- a short personal letter (syn: billet, line)
- a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound (syn: tone)
the singer held the note too long
- a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
there was a note of uncertainty in his voice
- a characteristic emotional quality
Music ended on a sour note
there was a note of gaiety in her manner
he detected a note of sarcasm
- a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank) (syn: banknote, bill, greenback)
he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
- a comment or instruction (usually added) (syn: annotation, notation)
his notes were appended at the end of the article
- high status importance owing to marked superiority (syn: distinction, eminence, preeminence)
- a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
I had to co-sign his note at the bank


- make mention of (syn: mention, observe, remark)
They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
- notice or perceive (syn: mark, notice)
She noted that someone was following her
- observe with care or pay close attention to (syn: observe)
Take note of this chemical reaction
- make a written note of (syn: take down)
she noted everything the teacher said that morning

Extra examples

You may have noted my late arrival.

The thing to note here is that people are suffering.

It's interesting to note how quickly things have changed.

Their objections were duly noted.

As one official noted, the situation has begun to get out of control.

As noted above most people survive the disease.

“They've asked us to leave,” he noted with amusement.

She wrote a note to remind herself about the appointment.

I left you a note on the kitchen table.

She jotted down a few notes during the interview.

After class, I usually study my notes and read the next chapter.

I can't come to class today. Would you mind taking notes for me?

His secretary took notes during our meeting.

Please include a brief note about where the picture was taken.

He writes in the program notes that the play was inspired by his own childhood.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: note
he/she/it: notes
present participle: noting
past tense: noted
past participle: noted
singular: note
plural: notes
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