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pitchy

adjective \ ˈpi-chē \

Definition of pitchy

1 a : full of pitch : tarry
  • pitchy wood/lumber
b : of, relating to, or having the qualities of pitch
  • a pitchy substance/residue
2 : pitch-black
  • They were left in the pitchy darkness of a windy winter's night.
  • —Rudyard Kipling

Examples of pitchy in a Sentence

  1. we stood staring into the pitchy dark forest, trying to determine what had made the strange cry

  2. the trigger-happy soldiers couldn't see a thing in the pitchy darkness

Origin and Etymology of pitchy


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pitchy

adjective

Definition of pitchy

1 of a musical tone : slightly off pitch : slightly too high or too low
  • "I've been told I've been too critical. But on a lot of these shows, some 17-year-old kid is told, 'You're amazing', and no, what you are is potentially amazing. But you're pitchy. You hit some bum notes. … "
  • —Boy George
2 of a sound : unpleasantly high or piercing : shrill
  • According to Psychology Today, nasal, pitchy voices are often caused by an obstructed airflow in the throat or nasal patches that causes an imbalance in sound vibrations during speech.
  • —Maya Rhodan

Origin and Etymology of pitchy



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