Definition of strike (or sound) a note of in US English:

strike (or sound) a note of


  • Express (a particular feeling or view) about something.

    ‘he sounded a note of caution about the trend toward health foods’
    • ‘He had his own reasons to strike a note of caution against the media references.’
    • ‘The Name Of The Rose also struck a note of originality when first published.’
    • ‘Lest all this appears to be a matter of course, it is important to strike a note of extreme caution.’
    • ‘Chairman of Dale View Residents' Association Simon Goding has already sounded a note of caution.’
    • ‘He strikes a note of caution, however, borne out by years of experience.’
    • ‘It also struck a note of caution on blood donation camps.’
    • ‘It would be easy to strike a note of gloom, but it has often seemed a year of good cheer.’
    • ‘I was not interested in self-revelation but in striking a note of common experience.’
    • ‘He believes Chelsea, strengthened by two more powerful signings, will do it again but acknowledges they may be reaching their peak and sounds a note of caution.’
    • ‘This emergency-aid fundraiser strikes a note of hope after the catastrophe, and so does the conclusion of Dr. Hussain's statement.’