Note vs. Letter

Note vs. Letter — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Note and Letter

Notenoun

A brief record, especially one written down to aid the memory

took notes on the lecture.

Letternoun

A written symbol or character representing a speech sound and being a component of an alphabet.

Notenoun

A comment or explanation, as on a passage in a text

The allusion is explained in the notes at the end of the chapter.

Letternoun

A written symbol or character used in the graphemic representation of a word, such as the h in Thames. See Note at Thames.

Notenoun

A brief informal letter

sent a note to the child's teacher.

Letternoun

A written or printed communication directed to a person or organization.

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Notenoun

A formal written diplomatic or official communication.

Letternoun

often letters A certified document granting rights to its bearer.

Notenoun

A piece of paper currency.

Letternoun

Literal meaning

had to adhere to the letter of the law.

Notenoun

A debt security, usually with a maturity of ten years or less.

Letternoun

Literary culture; belles-lettres.

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Notenoun

A promissory note.

Letternoun

Learning or knowledge, especially of literature.

Notenoun

A tone of definite pitch.

Letternoun

Literature or writing as a profession.

Notenoun

A symbol for such a tone, indicating pitch by its position on the staff and duration by its shape.

Letternoun

A piece of type that prints a single character.

Notenoun

A key of an instrument, such as a piano.

Letternoun

A specific style of type.

Notenoun

The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal

the clear note of a cardinal.

Letternoun

The characters in one style of type.

Notenoun

The sign of a particular quality or emotion

a note of despair in his remarks.a note of gaiety in her manner.

Letternoun

An emblem in the shape of the initial of a school awarded for outstanding performance, especially in varsity athletics.

Notenoun

A distinctive component of a complex flavor or aroma

a full-bodied wine with notes of cherry and musk.

Letterverb

To write letters on

lettered the paper.

Notenoun

Importance; consequence

Nothing of note happened.

Letterverb

To write in letters

lettered our name on the mailbox.

Notenoun

Notice; observation

quietly took note of the scene.

Letterverb

To write or form letters.

Notenoun

(Obsolete) A song, melody, or tune.

Letterverb

To earn a school letter, as for outstanding athletic achievement

She lettered in three collegiate sports.

Noteverb

To observe carefully; notice

Note the difference between these two plants. ].

Letternoun

A symbol in an alphabet.

There are twenty-six letters in the English alphabet.

Notenoun

(heading) A symbol or annotation.

Letternoun

A written or printed communication, generally longer and more formal than a note.

I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.

Notenoun

A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

Letternoun

The literal meaning of something, as distinguished from its intended and remoter meaning (often contrasted with the spirit).

Notenoun

A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.

Letternoun

Literature.

Benjamin Franklin was multiskilled – a scientist, politician and a man of letters.

Notenoun

A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

Letternoun

(law) A division unit of a piece of law marked by a letter of the alphabet.

Letter (b) constitutes an exception to this provision.

Notenoun

(heading) A written or printed communication or commitment.

Letternoun

A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm).

Notenoun

A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

I left him a note to remind him to take out the trash.

Letternoun

A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm.

Notenoun

A short informal letter; a billet.

Letternoun

clipping of varsity letter

Notenoun

A diplomatic missive or written communication.

Letternoun

A single type; type, collectively; a style of type.

Notenoun

(finance) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment

a promissory notea note of handa negotiable note

Letternoun

One who lets, or lets out.

the letter of a rooma blood-letter

Notenoun

(obsolete) A list of items or of charges; an account.

Letternoun

(archaic) One who retards or hinders.

Notenoun

A piece of paper money; a banknote.

I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note.

Letterverb

(transitive) To print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.

Notenoun

(extension) A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.

Letterverb

To earn a varsity letter (award).

Notenoun

A sound.

Letternoun

a written message addressed to a person or organization;

mailed an indignant letter to the editor

Notenoun

A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.

Letternoun

the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech;

his grandmother taught him his letters

Notenoun

A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.

Letternoun

a strictly literal interpretation (as distinct from the intention);

he followed instructions to the letterhe obeyed the letter of the law

Notenoun

(extension) A key of the piano or organ.

Letternoun

an award earned by participation in a school sport;

he won letters in three sports

Notenoun

(uncountable) Observation; notice; heed.

Letternoun

owner who lets another person use something (housing usually) for hire

Notenoun

(uncountable) Reputation; distinction.

a poet of note

Letterverb

win an athletic letter

Notenoun

(obsolete) Notification; information; intelligence.

Letterverb

set down or print with letters

Notenoun

(obsolete) Mark of disgrace.

Letterverb

mark letters on or mark with letters

Notenoun

That which is needed or necessary; business; duty; work.

Notenoun

The giving of milk by a cow or sow; the period following calving or farrowing during which a cow or sow is at her most useful (i.e. gives milk); the milk given by a cow or sow during such a period.

Noteverb

(transitive) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.

If you look to the left, you can note the old cathedral.

Noteverb

(transitive) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

We noted his speech.

Noteverb

(transitive) To denote; to designate.

The modular multiplicative inverse of x may be noted x-1.

Noteverb

(transitive) To annotate.

Noteverb

(transitive) To set down in musical characters.

Noteverb

(transitive) To record on the back of (a bill, draft, etc.) a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.

Notenoun

a short personal letter;

drop me a line when you get there

Notenoun

a brief written record;

he made a note of the appointment

Notenoun

a characteristic emotional quality;

it ended on a sour notethere was a note of gaiety in her mannerhe detected a note of sarcasm

Notenoun

a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank);

he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes

Notenoun

a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound;

the singer held the note too long

Notenoun

a comment or instruction (usually added);

his notes were appended at the end of the articlehe added a short notation to the address on the envelope

Notenoun

high status importance owing to marked superiority;

a scholar of great eminence

Notenoun

a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling;

there was a note of uncertainty in his voice

Notenoun

a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time;

I had to co-sign his note at the bank

Noteverb

make mention of;

She observed that his presentation took up too much timeThey noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

Noteverb

notice or perceive;

She noted that someone was following hermark my words

Noteverb

observe with care or pay close attention to;

Take note of this chemical reaction

Noteverb

make a written note of;

she noted everything the teacher said that morning