1 the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
2 (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter [syn: delivery]
3 a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk); "he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
6 any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue [syn: tar]
7 a high approach shot in golf [syn: pitch shot]
8 an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump [syn: auction pitch]
9 abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting" [syn: lurch, pitching]
10 the action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
1 throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper" [syn: flip, toss, sky]
3 fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
4 set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"
8 erect and fasten; "pitch a tent" [syn: set up]
9 throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball" [syn: deliver]
10 hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
11 lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
12 set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience" [syn: gear]
- Rhymes with: -ɪtʃ
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- A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees;
- It is hard to get this pitch off of my hand.
- A dark, extremely
remaining in still after distilling crude oil and
- They put pitch on the mast to protect it. The barrel was sealed with pitch.
- The act of pitching a baseball.
- The pitch was low and inside.
- The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played.
- The teams met on the pitch.
- An effort to sell or
- He gave me a sales pitch.
- The distance
between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or letters in a monospace font.
- The pitch of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
- The pitch of this saw is perfect for that type of wood.
- The pitch of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
- The angle at which an
- The pitch of the roof or haystack, the propellor blades' pitch
- More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse
- The pitch of an aircraft
- The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
- The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
- In an a cappella
group, the singer
responsible for singing a note for the other members to
tune themselves by.
- Bob, our pitch, let out a clear middle "C" and our conductor gave the signal to start.''
- A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down. Also a measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
- The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel rotates on its athwartships axis, causing its bow and stern to go up and down. Compare with roll and heave.
- The place where a busker performs is called their pitch.
- A level or degree.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding
and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University
Press, 1973. § 11.
- But, except the mind be disordered by disease or madness, they never can arrive at such a pitch of vivacity
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 11.
sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees
- Czech: smůla
- Dutch: hars
- Finnish: pihka
- French: résine, sève
- German: Harz
- Italian: resina
- Polish: żywica
- Portuguese: seiva
- Romanian: răşină
dark, extremely viscous material made by distilling tar
the act of pitching a baseball
- Finnish: syöttö
- French: lancer
- German: Wurf
- Italian: servizio
- Polish: rzut
- Portuguese: arremesso
- Romanian: aruncare
the field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played
baseball: to throw the ball toward home plate
to play baseball in the position of pitcher
- Finnish: syöttää
- German: stampfen
- Italian: servire
to throw away; discard
to promote, advertise, or attempt to sell
to assemble or erect (a tent)
to move so that the front of the craft goes alternatively up and down
cricket: to bounce on the playing surface
- Romanian: a sari
of snow, to settle and build up, without melting
- Finnish: kinostua
- Italian: crescere, accumularsi
- Portuguese: acumular (neve não-derretida)
- absolute pitch
- perfect pitch
- pitch a tent
- pitch and putt
- pitch class
- pitch in
- relative pitch
- sales pitch
Pitch may refer to: In music:
(music), the property of a sound or musical tone measured by
its perceived frequency
- Range (music), the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch a musical instrument can play
- Vocal range, the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch a human voice can produce
- Musical tuning explains pitch systems and pitch standards
In speech, language, hearing, and signal processing:
- Pitch accent, a variation in pitch to give prominence to a syllable or mora within a word
- Pitch (psychophysics), the perceptual correlate of the frequency of a sound wave
- Pitch shifter (audio processor), an electronic device for modifying the pitch of sounds
- Pitch detection algorithm, an algorithm to estimate the fundamental frequency of speech or musical instrument
- Pitch (baseball), the delivery of a baseball to a batter
- Pitch (sports), a playing field for various sports (especially in British and Australian English):
- Pitch (vertical space); used in climbing and caving
- Pitch (card game), a bidding, point-taking card game
- An open outdoor area for various activities:
- The place where a busker performs is called their pitch
- The raising of a tent
- The delivery of a golf ball with backspin
- The delivery of a shoe in a game of horseshoes
A measure of angle or incline:
A measure of distance between like items:
- Dot pitch, the distance between dots in a computer display
- Thread pitch, the distance between threads on a screw
- Links of roller chain and bicycle chain
- Seat pitch, the distance between a point on one airline seat and the same point on the next
- Also, the distance between:
In arts and literature:
pitch in Danish: Pitch
pitch in German: Pitchen
pitch in French: Pitch
pitch in Italian: Pitch
pitch in Japanese: ピッチ
pitch in Norwegian: Pitch
pitch in Portuguese: Pitch
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