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.
A], January 16 (ANI): When it comes to some of television's most popular series, 'Game of Thrones' is right up there as one of the most beloved shows of this generation and fans would want the series to end a high note.
I just want to go out on a high note and I can't wait," Craig said.
CAMMY KERR has told the Dundee faithful to pump up the volume tonight to help them finish the season on a high note.
Hailey and her best friend, Crissy, try out for the lead role in The Marriage of Figaro in High Note.
KARACHI -- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly changed its mind about sending off Shahid Afridi on a high note.
Aberdeen International Airport has recorded another month of passenger growth, and is set to end the year on a high note.
MANAMA: Ford and Lincoln sales in the Middle East closed last year on a high note, breaking the 75,000 unit barrier, a 10 per cent year-over-year growth.