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 born with perfect pitch but lose it if they do not learn a tonal language or undergo early musical training.

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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 — 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

  • perfect pitch — noun Date: 1949 absolute pitch 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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