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noun pitch pronunciation in British English /pɪtʃ/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] British a flat area of ground for playing particular sports on. The American word is field

    a football/cricket/rugby pitch

    a synthetic/artificial/all-weather pitch

    Hundreds of fans invaded the pitch at the end of the game.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the level or degree of activity or of someone's emotions

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

    1. a.
      a level of development
      high pitch:

      Expertise in these techniques was already at a high pitch.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the high or low quality of a sound
    pitch of:

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

  4. 4
    [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.

  5. 5
    [countable] British a place where someone stands to sell something or to entertain people in the street

    The new stallholder had a good pitch on a street corner.

  6. 7
    [singular/uncountable] the slope of something such as a roof

    The roof had a steep pitch.


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