Definition of relative pitch in English:

relative pitch

noun

  • 1The pitch of a note in relation to another.

  • 2The ability to recognize or reproduce the pitch of a note in relation to another.

  • 3Phonetics. The pitch of a speech sound in relation to another.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From relative + pitch, after absolute pitch.

Pronunciation

relative pitch

/ˌrɛlətɪv ˈpɪtʃ/