perfect pitch

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The vocalist singing the mournful, gorgeous Portuguese music with perfect pitch is stunning in a black silk dress, her dark hair piled high on top of her head. Jill Gleeson, Good Housekeeping, "Menopause Doesn't Make Me Invisible," 5 Oct. 2018 Puth -- who is prepping for his North American tour, which starts July 11 in Toronto -- lent his perfect pitch and keyboard expertise to the performance. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Watch Charlie Puth Perform 'How Long' on 'Live With Kelly & Ryan'," 6 July 2018 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

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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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