Definition of perfect pitch in English:

perfect pitch


  • The ability to recognize the pitch of a note or to produce any given note; a sense of absolute pitch.

    • ‘Born in Paris on October 9 1835, young Camille started to learn the piano, and displayed perfect pitch, at the age of two; at three, he composed his first pieces.’
    • ‘In other words, we value the capacity to turn a phrase or solve a problem more than the ability to execute a pirouette, exhibit perfect pitch or make a new friend, although the latter activities are just as challenging.’
    • ‘Some musicians have perfect pitch; they can immediately identify the pitch of any note.’
    • ‘They both possessed perfect pitch and that is where I got it from.’
    • ‘I can hear how he's just so full of himself and his perfect pitch and vibrato that he doesn't even notice what a dreadful and boring song it is.’
    • ‘Some have drawn parallels between synesthesia and perfect pitch.’
    • ‘Her perfect pitch and ability to quickly learn the piano led her mother to hope she would become the first successful black concert pianist in the US.’
    • ‘The bird-watcher and composer had perfect pitch; he was known for ambling through the French countryside and recording the calls he heard on staff paper.’
    • ‘At some point I began hearing about perfect pitch, and people recognizing notes just by hearing them, and naming them.’
    • ‘Several teachers all found him to be extraordinary on the piano - he had perfect pitch and an amazing memory.’
    • ‘Chapter Six, ‘Increasing the Auditory Modality,’ is about developing auditory skills and reviews such topics as developing relative or perfect pitch.’
    • ‘Born in 1966 and brought up in Belfast, he discovered his voice when he found he had perfect pitch in music class at school.’
    • ‘Even at the age of four, Mozart plays the harpsichord with stunning virtuosity, and is noted for his perfect pitch.’
    • ‘If I had perfect pitch I could tell you the note of my hard drive.’
    • ‘She was also a gifted singer and could sing French opera arias in perfect pitch.’
    • ‘Significantly, studies show that musicians with perfect pitch have the left hemisphere of their brains jumping up and down in excitement when undertaking music perception tests.’
    • ‘They obviously have no confidence in his voice, as he is drowned out by backing vocalists with perfect pitch but no soul.’
    • ‘Her pitiful attempts at music making leave her envious of those with perfect pitch.’
    • ‘He proposes that people may be born with perfect pitch but lose the ability as they mature.’
    • ‘Music included, as one with synesthesic perfect pitch it's never been an aesthetic experience for me.’


perfect pitch

/pərˈfekt piCH/