Concert pitch
Concert Con"cert (k[o^]n"s[~e]rt), n. [F. concert, It. concerto, conserto, fr. concertare. See {Concert}, v. t.] 1. Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action. [1913 Webster]

All these discontents, how ruinous soever, have arisen from the want of a due communication and concert. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. Musical accordance or harmony; concord. [1913 Webster]

Let us in concert to the season sing. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part. [1913 Webster]

Visit by night your lady's chamber window With some sweet concert. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And boding screech owls make the concert full. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Concert pitch}. See under {Pitch}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Concert pitch — refers to the pitch reference to which a group of musical instruments are tuned for a performance. Concert pitch may vary from ensemble to ensemble, and has varied widely over musical history. This is also referred to as the reference frequency… …   Wikipedia

  • Concert pitch — Pitch Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concert pitch — n. Music 1. a pitch, slightly higher than the usual pitch, to which concert instruments are sometimes tuned to achieve an increased brilliance of quality 2. the standard pitch to which instruments are tuned and voices are pitched so as to be… …   English World dictionary

  • concert pitch — 1. Music. a standard of pitch used for tuning orchestral instruments, usually established at 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C. 2. a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension: Spring training had brought the athletes up to …   Universalium

  • concert pitch — noun the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C • Syn: ↑philharmonic pitch, ↑international pitch • Hypernyms: ↑pitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • concert pitch — con′cert pitch n. 1) mad a standard of pitch used for tuning concert instruments, 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C 2) cvb a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • concert pitch — noun Date: 1767 1. international pitch 2. a high state of fitness, tension, or readiness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concert pitch — /ˈkɒnsət pɪtʃ/ (say konsuht pich) noun 1. the standard pitch to which all instruments are tuned, where the frequency of A above middle C is 440 hertz, at 18°C. 2. a state of complete readiness for an event …   Australian English dictionary

  • concert pitch — noun 1》 Music a standard for the tuning of musical instruments, in which the note A above middle C has a frequency of 440 Hz. 2》 a state of readiness and keenness …   English new terms dictionary

  • Concert — Con cert (k[o^]n s[ e]rt), n. [F. concert, It. concerto, conserto, fr. concertare. See {Concert}, v. t.] 1. Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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