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English noun: pitch

1. pitch (attribute) the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration


Broader (hypernym)sound property


Narrower (hyponym)alto, alto, bass, concert pitch, high frequency, high pitch, international pitch, key, low frequency, low pitch, philharmonic pitch, soprano, tenor, tone, treble, tune


Attributehigh, high-pitched, low, low-pitched

2. pitch (act) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter


Synonymsdelivery


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)balk, ball, beanball, beaner, bender, breaking ball, bullet, change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, change-up, curve, curve ball, duster, fastball, heater, hummer, knuckleball, knuckler, off-speed pitch, overhand pitch, passed ball, screwball, sinker, smoke, spitball, spitter, strike, submarine ball, submarine pitch, wild pitch


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. pitch (location) a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)


SamplesHe was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors.


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

4. pitch (communication) promotion by means of an argument and demonstration


Synonymssales pitch, sales talk


Broader (hypernym)packaging, promotion, promotional material, publicity

5. pitch (attribute) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane


SamplesThe roof had a steep pitch.


Synonymsrake, slant


Broader (hypernym)gradient, slope


Narrower (hyponym)loft

6. pitch (substance) any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue


Synonymstar


Broader (hypernym)bitumen


Narrower (hyponym)coal tar

7. pitch (act) a high approach shot in golf


Synonymspitch shot


Broader (hypernym)approach, approach shot

8. pitch (act) an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump


Synonymsauction pitch


Broader (hypernym)all fours, high-low-jack

9. pitch (act) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)


SamplesThe pitching and tossing was quite exciting.


Synonymslurch, pitching


Broader (hypernym)motility, motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)careen, rock, sway, tilt


Domain categoryship

10. pitch (act) the action or manner of throwing something


SamplesHis pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor.


Broader (hypernym)throw


English verb: pitch

1. pitch (contact) throw or toss with a light motion


SamplesFlip me the beachball.
Toss me newspaper.


ExamplesThe children pitch the ball


Synonymsflip, sky, toss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)fling


Narrower (hyponym)lag, submarine, throw back, toss back

2. pitch (motion) move abruptly


SamplesThe ship suddenly lurched to the left.


Synonymslurch, shift


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

3. pitch (motion) fall or plunge forward


SamplesShe pitched over the railing of the balcony.


ExamplesThe airplane is sure to pitch


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

4. pitch (change) set to a certain pitch


SamplesHe pitched his voice very low.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)set

5. pitch (possession) sell or offer for sale from place to place


Synonymshawk, huckster, monger, peddle, vend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deal, sell, trade

6. pitch (motion) be at an angle


SamplesThe terrain sloped down.


Synonymsincline, slope


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip


Narrower (hyponym)ascend, climb, dip, fall, stoop

7. pitch (motion) heel over


SamplesThe tower is tilting.
The ceiling is slanting.


Synonymscant, cant over, slant, tilt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)cock

8. pitch (contact) erect and fasten


SamplesPitch a tent.


Synonymsset up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)erect, rear


Narrower (hyponym)camp, camp down

9. pitch (contact) throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball


SamplesThe pitcher delivered the ball.


Synonymsdeliver


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)throw

10. pitch (contact) hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit

11. pitch (competition) lead (a card) and establish the trump suit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorycard game, cards

12. pitch (change) set the level or character of


SamplesShe pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience.


Synonymsgear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt


Narrower (hyponym)popularise, popularize









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