perfect pitch

perfect pitch
noun Date: 1949 absolute pitch 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • perfect pitch — n. nontechnical term for ABSOLUTE PITCH * * * …   Universalium

  • perfect pitch — n [U] the ability to correctly name any musical note that you hear, or to sing any note at the correct ↑pitch without the help of an instrument …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • perfect pitch — noun uncount the ability to recognize or sing a musical note at the correct PITCH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • perfect pitch — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to recognize the pitch of a note or produce any given note …   English terms dictionary

  • perfect pitch — n. nontechnical term for ABSOLUTE PITCH …   English World dictionary

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

  • Perfect pitch — The inherent human ability to identify a note or sing it without hearing a reference note beforehand. Since most native speakers of languages that use tones to convey meaning have perfect pitch for language, it is now believed that babies are… …   Medical dictionary

  • perfect pitch — N UNCOUNT Someone who has perfect pitch is able to identify or sing musical notes correctly …   English dictionary

  • perfect pitch — noun a) The ability to identify a note by name without the benefit of a reference note. b) The exact pitch of a note described by its frequency in vibrations per second. Syn: absolute pitch …   Wiktionary

  • perfect pitch — per′fect pitch′ n. mad absolute pitch 2) • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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