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This article needs lots of formatting TLC. — Hippietrail 12:23, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Although this distinction is often blurred in careless speech, in music, note refers to duration of a sound in contrast to tone that refers to its pitch. nl:Gebruiker:Jcwf

"on that note"[edit]

"On that note, I bid you adieu." Do we define this sense at the moment? ---> Tooironic 14:38, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

I think it's Ety 2, noun sense 13 "observation", but I'm not 100% sure. Thryduulf (talk) 15:14, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
I have always thought of it as some kind of figurative use of a musical sense. It is clearer in a usage like: "He ended his speech on a sour note." Is that really worth lexical treatment? DCDuring TALK 15:37, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes. We don't currently have a def for it, but it should be something like "a sound conveying a particular mood, emotion etc; especially, figuratively, a given emotional tone or context". As well as "on that note" you get constructions like, "on a happier note..." as DCD has said. Ƿidsiþ 15:42, 20 July 2010 (UTC)


Discussed here. — Beobach 06:13, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

etymology 1[edit]

I'd make an educated guess that everything in etymology 1 is incorrect/archaic/obsolete/vandalism. --Dilated pupils 11:44, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

  • They were added by User:Leasnam here, claiming to be from Century dictionary - this should be referenced, but I've rfv'd all the senses anyway. --Dilated pupils 11:52, 8 July 2011 (UTC)
Some of the senses were subject to the RFV in the section above. - -sche (discuss) 02:52, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

RFV 2[edit]

This term was sent to RFV, and the discussion has been archived at Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011 or Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more. - -sche (discuss) 05:13, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Aroma note, spice note, taste note[edit]

There appears to exist another meaning of note which is used e.g. on w:Aroma of wine or w:Note (perfumery). / 13:55, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

That seems like it's an extension of the music sense applied to scents. You can go ahead and add it. --WikiTiki89 15:52, 14 January 2014 (UTC)