Pitch is a perceptual property that allows the ordering of sounds on a frequency-related scale.

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  1. A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
    It is hard to get this pitch off of my hand.
  2. A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
    They put pitch on the mast to protect it. The barrel was sealed with pitch.
    It was pitch black because there was no moon.
  3. pitchstone

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand.
  2. The act of pitching a baseball.
  3. The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby or field hockey is played. In cricket, the pitch is in the centre of the field; see cricket pitch.
  4. An effort to sell or promote something.
  5. The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw, the turns of a screw thread, or letters in a monospace font.
  6. The angle at which an object sits.
  7. More specifically, the rotation angle about the transverse axis.
  8. A level or degree.
  9. A measure of the degree to which an aircraft's nose tilts up or down.
  10. A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
  11. 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, yaw and heave.
  12. The place where a busker performs.
  13. An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader.
  14. A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
  15. A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.
  16. A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.
  17. A person or animal's height.
  18. That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
  19. A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
  20. The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant.
  21. The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
  22. The distance from centre to centre of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; called also circular pitch.
  23. The length, measured along the axis, of a complete turn of the thread of a screw, or of the helical lines of the blades of a screw propeller.
  24. The distance between the centres of holes, as of rivet holes in boiler plates.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
    The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
  2. 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.


  1. To cover or smear with pitch.
  2. To darken; to blacken; to obscure.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To throw.
    He pitched the horseshoe.
  2. To throw (the ball) toward home plate.
    The hurler pitched a curveball.
    He pitched high and inside.
  3. To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
    Bob pitches today.
  4. To throw away; discard.
    He pitched the candy wrapper.
  5. To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
    He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
  6. To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
    At which level should I pitch my presentation?
  7. To assemble or erect (a tent).
    Pitch the tent over there.
  8. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
  9. To move so that the front of an aircraft or ship goes alternatively up and down.
    The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
    The airplane pitched.
  10. To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
    The only way to get on the green from here is to pitch the ball over the bunker.
  11. To bounce on the playing surface.
    The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
  12. To settle and build up, without melting.
  13. To alight; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
  14. To fix one's choice; with on or upon.
  15. To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
    to pitch from a precipice
    The vessel pitches in a heavy sea.
    The field pitches toward the east.
  16. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
  17. To set or fix, as a price or value.

Verb (etymology 3)

  1. To produce a note of a given pitch.
  2. To fix or set the tone of.
    to pitch a tune

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