i see! i cannot remember the last time I synced my phone with Itunes. It has been at least a few weeks. I guess the partial note could be in there.
iCloud syncing is a double edged sword... it "immediately" captures changes you want on all your devices and it "immediately" captures unwanted changes on all your devices.
Notes are not part of an iCloud backup but are part of an iTunes back-up. Do you have a recent iTunes back-up?
Notes are not part of an iCloud backup but are part of an iTunes back-up.
Actually, entries in the Notes app are part of your device's backup, and if you restore from your last backup then the deleted note(s) will be recovered, as long as they were present at the time of the last backup.
Keep in mind that there's a big difference between iCloud and your backup file (which may or may not be in iCloud). The notes you keep in the Notes app to get pushed to iCloud (if you've set it to do so) and any changes you make within Notes are reflected in iCloud as soon as your device has web access.
But your backup file, which may be backed up in iCloud or on your computer (depending on how you set it up) will save your Notes. Restoring from the last backup will return the Notes to the state they were in at the time of the last backup. This is why one should back up daily, either as part of an iTunes sync or separately as an automatic backup to iCloud (assuming you've set it to backup to iCloud).