concert pitch


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concert pitch

n.
2. The state of being ready and tensely alert: a diver whose mental and physical states were at concert pitch before executing the dive.

concert pitch

n
1. (Music, other) the frequency of 440 hertz assigned to the A above middle C. See pitch130, international pitch
2. informal a state of extreme readiness

con′cert pitch`


n.
1. a standard of pitch used for tuning concert instruments, 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
2. a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concert pitch - the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
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The more he drank cocktails, the more he was compelled to drink in order to get the desired result, the inhibitions that eased him down from the concert pitch of his operations.
He was keyed up to concert pitch, and there was never a moment in the long day when he was not fighting for moments.
I was keyed up to concert pitch, my brain was working smoothly and quickly, my hands never fumbled once, and it seemed that I almost divined the thousand little things which a small-boat sailor must be taking into consideration every second.
Both were high-strung, prone to excessive tension and endurance, and they lived at concert pitch.
Given he doesn't stand much racing, it makes sense for Russell (pictured) to have the son of Revoque at, or near, concert pitch for this first start in 533 days.
The performance will involve 65 musicians playing period instruments at Baroque pitch, meaning that the A above middle C is tuned differently from standard concert pitch, which is 440 cycles, or hertz, per second.
Mitraad was as short as 8-1 second favourite for the one-mile feature, but his trainer William Haggas yesterday conceded defeat in his bid to get the thretimes-raced fiveyear-old to concert pitch for Town Moor.
In this connection, Koukal points out that today's equal temperament, within which the octave is divided into iq equal semitones, asserted itself gradually during the course of the 19th century, and the concert pitch set at 440 Hz was only officially agreed as the international standard in 1939.
THE GREY GATSBY should be reaching concert pitch following two readying runs for Royal Ascot and is fancied to come out on top in a fascinating renewal of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Many vocalists and choral directors find themselves in the position of arranging instrumentation for their programs; pianists are challenged to read lead sheets, improvise and comprehend concert pitch in accompanying instrumentalists.
Brilliant winner of the Triumph Hurdle 12 months ago, the gelding has been brought to concert pitch by Dessie Hughes (right).
As a result, he has provided a concert pitch bass clef part for either euphonium (recommended) or trombone.