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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


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


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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)accommodate, adapt

Narrower (hyponym)popularise, popularize

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