fever pitch

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of fever pitch

: a state of intense excitement and agitation

Examples of fever pitch in a Sentence

  1. I worked myself up to a fever pitch of enthusiasm.

  2. New allegations brought interest in the scandal to a fever pitch.

  3. Demand for the new car soon reached fever pitch.

Recent Examples of fever pitch from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fever pitch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of fever pitch

1846


FEVER PITCH Defined for English Language Learners

fever pitch

noun

Definition of fever pitch for English Language Learners

  • : a state of extreme excitement or activity


Learn More about fever pitch


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fever pitch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sticky or viscid

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!