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noun pitch pronunciation in American English /pɪtʃ/
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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] music the high or low quality of a musical note
    1. a.
      [uncountable] music someone’s ability to play or sing exactly the right musical note
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    2. b.
      [uncountable] the high or low quality of a sound
      pitch of:

      Many actors have been trained to lower the pitch of their voice.

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  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the level or degree of activity or of someone’s emotions
    rise to/reach a pitch:

    Excitement and enthusiasm rose to fever pitch (=reached a high level).

    The fighting between the supporters of the two groups reached a new pitch.

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  3. 3
    [countable] the things that you say to persuade someone to buy something or to support you
    sales pitch:

    People are very wary of the obvious sales pitch.

    make a pitch (for something):

    She only had ten minutes to make her pitch for the contract.

  4. 4
    [countable] a throw of the ball by the pitcher in baseball

    The pitch was high and outside.

  5. 5
    [uncountable] a thick black sticky substance used on roofs and ships to stop water from getting through
  6. 6
    [singular/uncountable] the slope of something such as a roof

    The roof had a steep pitch.

  7. 7
    [countable] a sudden movement in which an aircraft or ship moves up and down
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    pitch shot

    [countable] in golf, a high hit, especially one onto the green that does not roll far when it lands
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    [countable] British a place where someone stands to sell something or to entertain people in the street

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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