- Music. a standard of pitch used for tuning orchestral instruments, usually established at 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
- a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension: Spring training had brought the athletes up to concert pitch for the beginning of the season.
Origin of concert pitch
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for concert pitch
But what mattered it when we were at concert-pitch, and bears for the tune?American Big-Game Hunting
It was like a violinist screwing his instrument up to concert-pitch, below which it would drop from day to day.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
We have to take into consideration the concert-pitch in use at the time of Paganini's public career.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work
Stephen Samuel Stratton
Her innocence of what he was doing—of what it was necessary for him to do to remain at concert-pitch—was supreme.The Drunkard
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
A man cannot be at concert-pitch all day long with his mistress any more easily than with his wife.One Man's View
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