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relative pitch

noun, Music.
1.
the pitch of a tone as determined by its relationship to other tones in a scale.
2.
the ability to identify or sing a tone by mentally determining the distance of its pitch from that of a tone already sounded.
Compare absolute pitch.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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