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

    a synthetic/artificial/all-weather pitch

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

    1. a.
      in cricket, the area between the two sets of stumps (=three sticks that the bowler tries to hit)
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  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.

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    1. a.
      [singular/uncountable] music the high or low quality of a musical note
    2. b.
      [uncountable] music someone’s ability to play or sing exactly the right musical note
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  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. 6
    [uncountable] a thick black sticky substance used on roofs and ships to stop water getting through
  7. 7
    [singular/uncountable] the slope of something such as a roof

    The roof had a steep pitch.

  8. 8
    [countable] a sudden movement in which an aircraft or ship moves up and down
  9. 9
    [countable] in baseball, a throw of the ball by the pitcher
  10. 10



    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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  11. 11
    [countable] in climbing, an area crossed by people using the same rope
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