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note

noun uk   /nəʊt/  us   /noʊt/

note noun (WRITING)

A1 [C] a short piece of writing: He left a note to say he would be home late. There's a note on the door saying when the shop will open again.B2 [C] a short explanation or an extra piece of information that is given at the bottom of a page, at the back of a book, etc.: For more information see Note 3.
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notes A2 [plural]
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information written on paper: The wind blew my notes all over the room. The reporter took notes throughout the interview.
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note noun (SOUND)

C2 [C] a single sound at a particular level, usually in music, or a written symbol that represents this sound: high/low notes She played three long notes on the piano. The engine noise suddenly changed its note and rose to a whine.
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note noun (WAY OF EXPRESSING)

C1 [S] an emotion or a way of expressing something: There was a note of caution in her letter. His speech struck just the right note. The meeting ended on an optimistic note.

note noun (MONEY)

B1 [C] UK (US bill) a piece of paper money: a €20 note He took a wad of notes from his pocket.

note noun (IMPORTANCE)

C2 [U] formal importance, or the fact that something deserves attention: There was nothing of note in the latest report.

note

verb [T] uk   /nəʊt/  us   /noʊt/ formal
B1 to notice something: They noted the consumers' growing demand for quicker service. [+ (that)] Please note (that) we will be closed on Saturday. [+ question word] Note how easy it is to release the catch quickly. to give your attention to something by discussing it or making a written record of it: [+ that] He said the weather was beyond our control, noting that last summer was one of the hottest on record. In the article, she notes several cases of medical incompetence.
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