Definition of concert pitch in English:

concert pitch

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noun

[mass noun] Music
  • 1An internationally agreed standard for the tuning of musical instruments, in which the note A above middle C has a frequency of 440 Hz: the players use period instruments tuned to A = 421, nearly a semitone down on modern concert pitch
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    • 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
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    • 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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