pitch-per·​fect ˈpich-ˈpər-fikt How to pronounce pitch-perfect (audio)
: sensitive to or having exactly the right tone or style
a pitch-perfect translation
The political newcomer launched and led a pitch-perfect race over the summer.Mattie Kahn

Examples of pitch-perfect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He’s courted by a talent agency that, as led by a pitch-perfect Michael Cera, holds up a wry mirror to 21st century influencer culture. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 With his impeccable comedic timing, winning smile, Fosse-esque dance moves and pitch-perfect vocals, Grabeel’s undeniable talent and charisma are the cherry on top of this fantastic musical tribute to the performing arts. 4. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 2023 In a video shared to Eagles Nation, the 26-year-old Australian athlete showed off his powerful, pitch-perfect voice from the dais, while Ikahihifo took to the dance floor. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2023 The give-and-take between the brothers can be quite funny, especially when Cabling’s pitch-perfect Visarut is talking, looking endearingly disheveled and awkward, an undercurrent of wistfulness whetting his deadpan tone. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 9 Oct. 2023 Kristine Nielsen, Mia Katigbak, and Brenda Pressley — often lying side by side atop the clinic’s fleet of drab poolside chairs — make up a pitch-perfect chorus of wry, contemplative veterans in the ranks of bodily breakdown. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 12 Sep. 2023 The New Jersey native was at ease behind the microphone, delivering a pitch-perfect performance that elicited impassioned cheers from the packed stadium by the final note. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 11 Sep. 2023 Enter landscape designer Stephen Eich of Hollander Design, who worked with Wells to transform a sprawling terrace just off the living room into a lush oasis that’s pitch-perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Helena Madden, ELLE Decor, 1 Sep. 2023 Featuring a pitch-perfect, sinister performance by Fairuza Balk as Nancy, The Craft easily scores as the scariest of the high-school-outcast tales. Amy MacKelden, ELLE, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pitch-perfect was in 1902

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“Pitch-perfect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitch-perfect. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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