absolute pitch

absolute pitch
noun Date: 1864 1. the position of a tone in a standard scale independently determined by its rate of vibration 2. the ability to recognize or sing a given isolated note — called also perfect pitch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • absolute pitch — n. 1. the pitch of a tone as determined by its rate of vibration 2. the ability to identify the pitch of any tone heard, or to sing a given tone, without hearing a known pitch beforehand …   English World dictionary

  • absolute pitch — ► NOUN Music 1) perfect pitch. 2) pitch according to a fixed standard defined by the frequency of the sound vibration …   English terms dictionary

  • absolute pitch — Music. 1. the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second. 2. Also called perfect pitch. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear. Cf. relative pitch. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • absolute pitch — ab′solute pitch′ n. 1) mad the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second 2) mad the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • absolute pitch — noun Music 1》 perfect pitch. 2》 pitch according to a fixed standard defined by the frequency of the sound vibration …   English new terms dictionary

  • absolute pitch — /æbsəlut ˈpɪtʃ/ (say absuhlooht pich) noun the ability to sing or recognise the pitch of a note by ear. Also, perfect pitch …   Australian English dictionary

  • absolute pitch — noun the ability to identify the pitch of a tone • Syn: ↑perfect pitch • Hypernyms: ↑hearing, ↑audition, ↑auditory sense, ↑sense of hearing, ↑auditory modality …   Useful english dictionary

  • absolute pitch — noun perfect pitch …   Wiktionary

  • absolute pitch — perfect pitch, perfect hearing …   English contemporary dictionary

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