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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 someones 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 someones 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. 7
    [singular/uncountable] the slope of something such as a roof
    The roof had a steep pitch.
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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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