perfect pitch

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Simone Biles The celebrated Olympic gymnast wowed the crowd with an incredible flip before throwing a perfect pitch ahead of the 2019 World Series Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals game. Diane J. Cho, PEOPLE.com, "The 16 Greatest Celebrity First Pitches of All Time," 24 Oct. 2019 White Sox catcher Lucas Giolito was behind the plate to catch her perfect pitch. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Who Is the Nun at the 2019 ESPY Awards? Meet Viral Baseball Fan Sister Mary Jo Sobieck," 10 July 2019 Songland is pulling back the curtain on the process of how a song gets taken from a rough idea to the top of the charts, perfect pitch not required! Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Listen to the winning songs from NBC's Songland," 20 June 2019 His perfect pitch and memorization skills are a big assist in playing the piano, which has largely been self-taught. NBC News, "Why Kodi Lee's 'America's Got Talent' audition still has people talking," 5 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of perfect pitch

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Perfect pitch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perfect%20pitch. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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