philharmonic pitch

philharmonic pitch
noun
the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
Hypernyms: ↑pitch

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noun
: a tuning standard of English origin of approximately 450 vibrations per second for A above middle C — contrasted with new philharmonic pitch

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Music.
a standard of pitch in which A above middle C is established at 440 vibrations per second. Cf. diapason normal pitch.

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philharmonic pitch noun
A musical pitch slightly higher than French pitch (439 vibrations a second for A)
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