off pitch


of a sound
: too high or too low
You were a little off pitch on that last note.

Examples of off pitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Noland threw 12 pitches in the first, then rattled off pitch counts of 7, 5, 7 and 9 the next four innings to keep the scorching heat off his defense. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 19 June 2022 John, who fired off pitch after pitch with an arm that, a long time ago, led to his selection in the NFL Draft, wasn’t so lucky in the mind of his daughter. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 Hernandez fouled off pitch after pitch before doubling into left-center field, scoring Emily Konz and tying the game. Adam Lichtenstein,, 2 Apr. 2021 The biggest triumph for the organization, however, came largely by fouling off pitch after pitch after pitch against the Mariano Rivera-like dominance that is the COVID-19 global pandemic. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, 11 Sep. 2020

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“Off pitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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