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The meaning of "perfect pitch"

" Perfect pitch "
The ability to determine a musical note by ear.
He knew that the cars engine was humming a D sharp just by listening - he has perfect pitch.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1920s. Deriving from the earlier 'absolute pitch', which is known from the 1880s.
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