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false note

In a remark or narrative, an indication of untruth, insincerity, or inconsistency.
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[H]is words were grave, his manner was earnest, and his speech came from the fulness of his heart. If there had been a false note, a false look, Harry would have detected both.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'false note':

false noteAn incorrect note which is sung or played in a musical performance.
false noteIn a non-verbal display or presentation, an indication of incongruity or inappropriateness.
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