- the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone；a standard degree of highness or lowness used in performance
- throw (the ball) for the batter to try to hit.；be a pitcher
verb: pitch, 3rd person present: pitches, gerund or present participle: pitching, past tense: pitched, past participle: pitched
noun: pitch, plural noun: pitches
- 1. the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone a car engine seems to change pitch downward as the vehicle passes you
- ▪ a standard degree of highness or lowness used in performance the guitars were strung and tuned to pitch
- 2. the steepness of a slope, especially of a roof.
- ▪ a section of a climb, especially a steep one.
- ▪ the height to which a hawk soars before swooping on its prey.
- 3. the level of intensity of something he brought the machine to a high pitch of development
- ▪ a very high degree of rousing herself to a pitch of indignation
- 4. British a playing field.
- ▪ the strip of ground between the two sets of stumps both batsmen were stranded in the middle of the pitch
- 5. a legal delivery of the ball by the pitcher.
- ▪ a high approach shot on to the green.
- ▪ short for pitchout
- 6. a form of words used when trying to persuade someone to buy or accept something a good sales pitch
- 7. a swaying or oscillation of a ship, aircraft, or vehicle around a horizontal axis perpendicular to the direction of motion the pitch and roll of the ship
- 8. technical the distance between successive corresponding points or lines, e.g., between the teeth of a cogwheel.
- ▪ a measure of the angle of the blades of a screw propeller, equal to the distance forward a blade would move in one revolution if it exerted no thrust on the medium.
- ▪ the density of typed or printed characters on a line, typically expressed as numbers of characters per inch.
- 1. throw (the ball) for the batter to try to hit.
- ▪ be a pitcher she pitched in a minor-league game he pitched the entire game
- ▪ hit (the ball) onto the green with a pitch shot.
- ▪ (of the ball) strike the ground in a particular spot.
- 2. throw or fling roughly or casually he crumpled the page up and pitched it into the fireplace 同義詞
- ▪ fall heavily, especially headlong she pitched forward into blackness 同義詞
- 3. set (one's voice or a piece of music) at a particular pitch you've pitched the melody very high
- ▪ express at a particular level of difficulty he should pitch his talk at a suitable level for the age group
- ▪ aim (a product) at a particular section of the market the machine is being pitched at banks
- 4. make a bid to obtain a contract or other business they were pitching for an account
- 5. set up and fix in a definite position we pitched camp for the night 同義詞
- 6. (of a moving ship, aircraft, or vehicle) rock or oscillate around a lateral axis, so that the front and back move up and down the little steamer pressed on, pitching gently 同義詞
- ▪ (of a vehicle) move with a vigorous jogging motion a jeep came pitching down the hill
- 7. cause (a roof) to slope downward from the ridge the roof was pitched at an angle of 75 degrees a pitched roof
- ▪ slope downward the ravine pitches down to the creek