note (n.) 4
sign, mark, token
H5 IV.Chorus.14 [Chorus] The armourers ... / Give dreadful note of preparation [also: sound]
H8 I.i.63 [Norfolk to Buckingham, of Wolsey] spider-like, / Out of his self-drawing web, 'a gives us note [i.e. he lets us know of his presence]
TC II.iii.124 [Agamemnon to Patroclus, of Achilles] we think him ... in self-assumption greater / Than in the note of judgement
WT V.ii.11 [First Gentleman to Autolycus] the changes I perceived in the King and Camillo were very notes of admiration [i.e. exclamation marks]