absolute pitch

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absolute pitch

n.
1. The precise pitch of an isolated tone, as established by its rate of vibration measured on a standard scale.
2. Music The ability to identify any pitch heard or produce any pitch referred to by name. Also called perfect pitch.

absolute pitch

n
1. (Music, other) Also called (not in technical usage): perfect pitch the ability to identify exactly the pitch of a note without comparing it to another
2. (Music, other) the exact pitch of a note determined by its number of vibrations per second
3. (General Physics) the exact pitch of a note determined by its number of vibrations per second

ab′solute pitch′


n.
1. the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second.
2. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.absolute pitch - the ability to identify the pitch of a toneabsolute pitch - the ability to identify the pitch of a tone
audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, sense of hearing, hearing - the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
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