Definition of Strike a note

1. Verb. Refer to or be relevant or familiar to. "I hope this message hits home!"

Exact synonyms: Hit Home, Strike A Chord, Strike Home
Generic synonyms: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strike A Note

strike-slip fault
strike a balance
strike a blow
strike a chord
strike a nerve
strike a note (current term)
strike back
strike bowler
strike bowlers
strike breaking
strike down
strike dumb
strike force
strike gold
strike hard
strike home
strike it lucky
strike leader
strike lucky
strike me pink

Literary usage of Strike a note

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Etymological Dictionary of the French Language: Crowned by the French Academy by Auguste Brachet (1882)
"These accompanying secondary notes, which emerge directly we strike a note, are called ' the harmonics ' or ' resonant sounds ' : the experiment Y ..."

2. The Musical World (1888)
"There are many very good players who yet do not strike a note with the thumb without bringing a little of the side action into play. ..."

3. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"Such an instrument would be quite sufficient for the purpose for which it was intended—to prelude or strike a note or two by way of accompaniment to the ..."

4. Child Training: A System of Education for the Child Under School Age by Virgil Mores Hillyer (1915)
"strike a note and touch its string gently. You will feel the shaking and if you stop the shaking you stop the sound. Strike a drinking glass, a bell, ..."

5. Lectures on the science of language by Max Muller (1885)
"If we place little soldiers —very light cavalry—on the strings of a pianoforte and then strike a note, all the riders that sit on strings representing the ..."

6. Experimental Psychology: A Manual of Laboratory Practice by Edward Bradford Titchener, ( (1901)
"Use all the sources of musical sound that the laboratory possesses : strike a note in the upper, lower and middle regions of the piano scale, blow a Quincke ..."

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