the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second.
Also called perfect pitch. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear.
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Compare relative pitch.
Origin of absolute pitch
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby absolute pitch
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British Dictionary definitions for absolute pitch
Also called (not in technical usage): perfect pitch the ability to identify exactly the pitch of a note without comparing it to another
the exact pitch of a note determined by its number of vibrations per second
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