on a sour note

Definition of on a sour note

  1. :  in an unpleasant way Their relationship ended on a sour note.

Word by Word Definitions

sourplay
  1. :  causing or characterized by the one of the four basic taste sensations that is produced chiefly by acids — compare bitter, salt, sweet

    :  having the acid taste or smell of or as if of fermentation :  turned

    :  of or relating to fermentation

  1. :  something sour

    :  the primary taste sensation produced by acid stimuli

    :  a cocktail consisting of a liquor (as whiskey), lemon or lime juice, sugar, and sometimes ice

  1. :  to become sour

    :  to make sour

noteplay
  1. :  to notice or observe with care

    :  to record or preserve in writing

    :  to make special mention of or remark on

  1. :  melody, song

    :  tone

    :  call, sound


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