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concert pitch

Syllabification: con·cert pitch

Definition of concert pitch in English:

noun

Music
1A standard for the tuning of musical instruments, internationally agreed upon in 1960, in which the note A above middle C has a frequency of 440 Hz.
Example sentences
  • The problem is, today, we don't have a Classical singing repertoire - No.1; No.2, the accepted concert pitch, or standard pitch, which is rising, is false.
  • Roskilde was picked in part because, as well as its great organ, it possesses two additional Marcussen organs which work at concert pitch and the lower Baroque pitch.
  • Likewise, Maxwell noted the perfect likeness of atomic spectra on Earth and distant stars, ‘like tuning-forks all tuned to concert pitch,’ all cut to a universal measure.
1.1A state of readiness, efficiency, and keenness: slightly unnerved by the contretemps, I was not at concert pitch
More example sentences
  • Two good efforts this season should have brought Petanque to concert pitch and Andrew Tinkler's 3lb claim should also assist his cause.
  • Pat Hughes had his string at concert pitch just in time for Galway.
  • They know he will stay the Epsom mile and a half and they are also aware that he will be produced at concert pitch when the big day arrives next month.

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