on a low note


: in an unpleasant way
Our vacation ended on a low note when our flight was delayed.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Without them, the Blazers would likely begin this important stretch on a low note. Afentres, oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023 Hip-hop and Beyoncé almost saved the show until Grammys botched the ending: The redemptive moment of Beyoncé finally winning album of the year never came, and as beloved as Harry Styles might be, the show ended on a low note, writes TV critic Lorraine Ali. Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2023 The Season 2 finale ends on a low note for the Pogues, who are stranded on Poguelandia after losing a fortune for a second time. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Sep. 2022 Alas, that means the film ends on a low note, complete with a redundant and repetitive climax which is unwilling to offer anything cruel, mean or unfair. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Booker's season with the Phoenix Suns recently ended on a low note as his team was eliminated from the playoffs in a second-round upset. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 22 May 2022 The Chicago Bulls began their final West Coast trip of the season on a low note, losing 112-103 to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at the Golden 1 Center. Julia Poe, chicagotribune.com, 15 Mar. 2022 The Red Raiders finished off their regular season on a low note losing 55-54 against the Cowboys. Dallas News, 5 Mar. 2022 As the Ravens enter their bye week on a low note, their defensive fundamentals are under the microscope. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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“On a low note.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20low%20note. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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