Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||absolute pitch - the ability to identify the pitch of a tone|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.