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- the pitch of a tone as determined by its rate of vibration
- the ability to identify the pitch of any tone heard, or to sing a given tone, without hearing a known pitch beforehand
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The precise pitch of an isolated tone, as established by its rate of vibration measured on a standard scale.
- Music The ability to identify any pitch heard or produce any pitch referred to by name. Also called perfect pitch.