perfect pitch

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Ruscha tends to see meaningful shapes, figures, and faces in random, seemingly ho-hum places—a visual hyperacuity that is the artist’s equivalent of a musician’s perfect pitch. Mark Rozzo, Vanities, "Ed Ruscha Still Has Plenty More to Say About America," 30 May 2018 The second was supposed to free him to cut loose rather than nibble around the plate in often-maddening attempts to throw the perfect pitch. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, "Yankees Lose to Blue Jays as Sonny Gray Falters Again," 21 Apr. 2018 Alexander is what’s know as an autistic savant, with perfect pitch, a near-photographic memory for music and a surprising facility with the saxophone and piano. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Poway teen with autism heading to Carnegie Hall," 26 Jan. 2018 The Russians involved in election meddling executed it with almost perfect pitch - learning to mimic the way Americans talk politics online. Craig Timberg, The Seattle Times, "The 21st-century Russian sleeper agent is a troll with an American accent," 17 Feb. 2018 Either way, the Hawkeyes played the new national signing day with perfect pitch and flawless execution. Scott Dochterman, ajc, "Iowa crooner Kirk Ferentz scores No. 1 hit with early signing period," 20 Dec. 2017 The 10-year-old wowed with a beautiful cover of Symphony by Clean Bandit, singing with perfect pitch and hitting an insanely high note near the end of the song. Brooke Metz, USA TODAY, "Who'll win 'America's Got Talent'? Darci Lynn Farmer, Angelica Hale top our list," 20 Sep. 2017 There was a study from Vanderbilt University that Eli took part in, trying to determine if there actually was a higher tendency for people with Williams to have perfect pitch or be musical savants. National Geographic, "This Rare Medical Condition Makes You Love Everyone," 16 July 2017 The blue of the bathyal zone bleeds into the black of the abyssal, the light winks out to perfect pitch, and the dark goes on and on, for eight monotonous hours. Bucky Mcmahon, Esquire, "If Anyone Finds MH370, It Will Be the Men on This Ship," 14 Sep. 2015

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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perfect pitch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of perfect pitch

music : the ability to correctly name any musical note that you hear or to sing any musical note correctly without help

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