Definition of woodnote in English:

woodnote

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdnəʊt
 
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noun

literary
  • A natural and untrained musical note resembling the song of a bird.
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    • The low woodnotes of a roller served as a substitute for Gloria in Excelsis following our final response to Adam's versicles.
    • A year later, in ‘L' Allegro ’, the delphic element had disappeared, and Milton's cheerful man heard ‘Sweetest Shakespeare, fancy's child Warble his native woodnotes wild’.
    • But I often warble my native woodnotes wild in my bath while plying the loofah, at the car wheel, perhaps in a sunburst of joy at finding a parking space in Edinburgh and, sometimes, to add a crackling, catarrhal accompaniment to some oleaginous operatic tenor on radio or TV.

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