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Meaning of concert pitch

con'cert pitch"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a standard of pitch used for tuning orchestral instruments, usually established at 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
  2. a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension: Spring training had brought the athletes up to concert pitch for the beginning of the season.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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