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noun Music.

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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Origin of absolute pitch

First recorded in 1860–65
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absolute pitch

noun

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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