pitchy

adjective \ ˈpi-chē \

Definition of pitchy

1 a : full of pitch : tarry
b : of, relating to, or having the qualities of pitch

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

First Known Use of pitchy

15th century



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