Definition of Pitch pipe

1. Noun. A small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency; used to establish the starting pitch for unaccompanied singing.

Generic synonyms: Pipe

Definition of Pitch pipe

1. Noun. A device much like a harmonica, used to supply a sought pitch. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitch Pipe

pitch blackness
pitch contour
pitch count
pitch counts
pitch dark
pitch discrimination
pitch in
pitch into
pitch invasion
pitch mark
pitch out
pitch perception
pitch pine
pitch pipe (current term)
pitch poisoning
pitch shot
pitch simultaneity
pitch wart
pitch woo
pitched a tent
pitched battle
pitched market
pitched markets
pitcher's count

Literary usage of Pitch pipe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1830)
"... are the lengths of the pitch-pipe in unison with the note produced by the apparatus, when the extremity of the pipe reaches their respective feet*. ..."

2. Public School Methods (1921)
"Use of pitch pipe. Never trust to your own voice or that of a pupil to pitch the songs or exercises; always use the pitch pipe. Use it at the beginning to ..."

3. History of Church Music in America: Treating of Its Peculiarities at by Nathaniel D Gould (1853)
"Puritan Fathers rejected Instruments. — Boss-viols introduced in Billings' day.— Jinan Voice uncertain in Giving the Pitch of a Tune.—Pitch-pipe the ..."

4. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"Line 2 gives the cents observed on a pitch- pipe of 1730 belonging to the ... Line 3 gives those observed on another pitch-pipe of 1780, belonging to the ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1906)
"Professor Wood proposes to attach a pitch pipe to the tip of a hollow bamboo rod and a rubber hose to the hand end of the rod so that by this means the pipe ..."

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