I am reading the book "The story of my life" by Helen Keller. Many of the words, idioms and phrases are unfamiliar to me.
I have come across the phrase "Cataract of rippling notes". What does it mean? The meaning for each word is below
Cataract = a large waterfall
Rippling = a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, esp. as caused by an object dropping into it or a slight breeze
I didn't found suitable meaning for note here. The most suitable for note here is below
Note = a particular quality or tone that reflects or expresses a mood or attitude
But when combining all of them I am getting the exact meaning. Then sentence is
What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more, to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness
Does it mean "A waterfall which is producing a kind of waves" or some thing like that?