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note

noun  /noʊt/ us  

note noun (WRITING)

[C] a short piece of writing: a handwritten note Make a note to phone him (= Write it down so you remember). [C] A note is a piece of information that you write down while something is happening: [C usually pl] Be sure to take notes in class (= write down information).

note noun (SOUND)

[C] a single sound, esp. in music, or a written symbol which represents this sound: Her soprano voice intoned the low, first notes of the song. [C] fig. Note also means the particular quality of an emotion or feeling: The meeting ended on an optimistic note.

note noun (IMPORTANCE)

[U] importance or fame: There was nothing of note in the report.

note

verb [T]  /noʊt/ us  

note verb [T] (NOTICE)

to take notice of, give attention to, or make a record of something: [+ that clause] Please note that we will be closed on Saturday.
noted
adjective  /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪd/ us  
a noted scholar
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