high note

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high note

The most successful, impressive, or climactic point (of something). She's been in many films throughout the years, but this performance is without a doubt the high note of her career.
See also: high, note
References in classic literature ?
And without noticing that he was singing, to strengthen the si he sung a second, a third below the high note.
All of them were screaming the stupid, soul-sickening high note of terror, drowning the forewoman's voice.
he could hear Skipper shouting loudly; also he heard the high note of the mainsheet screaming across the sheaves as Van Horn, bending braces in the dark, was swiftly slacking the sheet through his scorching palms with a single turn on the cleat.
Trilling it out like a kind of bird, with a pretty high note, that it may be audible to the old lady above the hum of the wheels.
habitually gentle) possesses a high note or so, in emergencies.
She broke off abruptly on a sentimental high note, shouted sharply to the organ grinder "Come on," and both moved on to the next shop.
So we crept along at a snail's pace, with much stumbling and falling--the guards keeping up a singsong chant ahead of us, interspersed with certain high notes which I found always indicated rough places and turns.
There are two things to be taken into consideration, both what is possible and what is proper; every one then should chiefly endeavour to attain those things which contain both these qualities: but this is to be regulated by different times of life; for instance, it is not easy for those who are advanced in years to sing such pieces of music as require very high notes, for nature points out to them those which are gentle and require little strength of voice (for which reason some who are skilful in music justly find fault with Socrates for forbidding the youth to be instructed in gentle harmony; as if, like wine, it would make them drunk, whereas the effect of that is to render men bacchanals, and not make them languid): these therefore are what should employ those who are grown old.
7 Verdugo Hills: Verdugo Hills' three Division I-bound seniors, Dena DePompa (Hawaii), Laura Hovestreydt (Louisiana Tech or Florida International) and Jessica McGivney (Indiana State), are looking to end their careers on a high note.
Bill Solko, Northeast's CEO commented, "We are very pleased to begin the New Year on a high note.
At least Peterson is leaving on a high note, and certainly there's nothing wrong with that.
The year has started off on a high note with the excitement and record attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Looking back at the year in Palmdale sports, the Falcons had tough going overall but finished 2002 on a high note.
I've decided, as Chairman of HSAN to only operate this organization from the perspective of looking for the high note in each of these artists, taking their best qualities and accentuating them and using their power for the greater good.
NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York will honor jazz great and American music icon, Dave Brubeck, by presenting him with the first ever High Note of Achievement Award.