perfect pitch


Examples of perfect pitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mia is a brilliant 20-year-old studying electronic music in college, with perfect pitch and a dark sense of humor streaked with a healthy dose of cynicism. Gabino Iglesias,, 28 Aug. 2023 Some people have a photographic memory; others have perfect pitch. Kenneth Goetz, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 June 2023 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, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2023 Noah, then 13, was already earning praise for his perfect pitch. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2023 Just take a brief survey and a quick pitch-naming test to help determine if perfect pitch differs for different timbres. Citizen Science Salon, Discover Magazine, 5 Jan. 2015 This podcast explores the untold stories behind the most popular sounds in pop culture, and also explores other auditory oddities like synesthesia (a neurological condition where people are able to see or taste sounds), the concept of perfect pitch, and more. Seija Rankin,, 14 Dec. 2021 That’s perfect pitch in painting. David Salle, The New York Review of Books, 13 Dec. 2020 John le Carré, the acknowledged sage of espionage fiction, had the literary equivalent of perfect pitch. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of perfect pitch was in 1925

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“Perfect pitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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