pitch pipe

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a small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency

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They also presented me with an a capella pitch-pipe and a very good bottle of champagne, which was very nice indeed.
What a pity, then, that every movement had to be preceded by retuning of the unaccompanied chorus by Spicer's pitch-pipe, and that a sit-down break for the singers had to be included midway through.
Everywhere I went, all they had to do was blow a pitch-pipe, and I knew the song.
How could someone have such a beautiful voice and sing the words with pitch-pipe perfection?
It's like tuning a cello, where the musician mentally retains the pitch-pipe sound long enough to adjust the strings.