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.
Every white key on the piano represents an “absolute pitch.”
Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer
I perceived it instantly, my absolute pitch serving me well, but I hardly knew what to do.
Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
The sign placed at the beginning of a stave, determining the absolute pitch of the notes that follow it.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
Clef, klef, n. a musical character placed on the staff by which the absolute pitch of the notes is fixed.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
In other words, he has to some degree the sense of absolute pitch.
The Tinguian Fay-Cooper Cole
The neumes signified mostly intonations, upward or downward slides of the voice, and not absolute pitch.
A Popular History of the Art of Music W. S. B. Mathews
Schumann did not possess it, and (unless I am incorrectly informed) Wagner did not have absolute pitch.
Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
Mozart had absolute pitch, but music, in his day, was far less complicated.
Piano Playing Josef Hofmann
Prof. Ladd’s statement that these contractions assist the ear in the judgment of absolute pitch has already been cited.
The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
The key in which the System is taken fixes the absolute pitch of the series.
The Modes of Ancient Greek Music David Binning Monro
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
- Absolute scale
temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. Historical Examples The absolute scale, long familiar to physicists, has recently come into somewhat limited use in meteorology. Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman They will be of immense […]
- Absolute temperature scale
temperature (absolute temperature) as measured on a scale in which the hypothetical lowest limit of physical temperatures is assigned the value zero (absolute zero) as the Kelvin scale. absolute temperature scale A temperature scale having absolute zero as the lowest temperature. Absolute temperature scales only have positive numbers. The Kelvin scale and the Rankine scale […]
- Absolute space
space that is not affected by what occupies it or occurs within it and that provides a standard for distinguishing inertial systems from other frames of reference.
- Absolute sobriety
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