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pitch (PICH) (noun)
1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving: The workers will apply the commercial pitch on Trina's driveway today.
2. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines: Keith just found out how sticky the pitch from the spruce and firs can be.
3. The height or decreased level of a sound: Charles' voice has a low pitch or a bass tone.
4. Things which are said by someone, as a salesman, in order to make others want to buy, to do, or to accept something: The author of the novel started to make a pitch about her new book as soon as she was introduced to the audience.
pitch (PICH) (verb)
1. To throw, usually with careful aim: The baseball player will pitch his first ball as a professional today.
2. To discard by throwing away: Keith plans to pitch the trash in the first bin that he finds.
3. To fall in a headlong manner: Gary stepped on his shoelace and started to pitch down the staircase, but he was able to stop himself before being hurt.
4. To set at a particular level, degree, or quality: Is it possible that she will pitch her expectations as a singer too high?
5. To talk about or to describe something in a favorable way so people will want to buy it, accept it, etc.: They tried to pitch the TV show to several different networks before they finally found one that agreed to produce it.

As Jose walked across the floor, he suddenly started to pitch forward because his shoes got caught in some sticky pitch on the floor boards.

He shouted in such a loud pitch that he caught a woman's attention and she rushed to help him. He was so grateful that he used the occasion to give her a sales pitch about a new kind of flooring.

(Greek > Latin: sound, tone; that which is stretched, a stretching, a straining, a pitch of the voice, a musical note)
Word Entries containing the term: “pitch
to pitch or to throw someone a curve (verb) (no other tenses)
To surprise someone, usually with an unexpected and unwelcome question or a sudden response.
This entry is located in the following unit: curvi-, curv- (page 1)
variable-pitch (s) (noun), variable-pitches (pl)
A type of wind turbine for which for which the attack angle of the rotor blades can be adjusted, either automatically or manually, in order to respond efficiently to variations in wind speed and direction.
This entry is located in the following unit: vari- (page 2)
variable-pitch propeller (s) (noun), variable-pitch propellers (pl)
A part of a machine in which the angle of the blades of a power-driven shaft can be adjusted to suit different conditions while maintaining the same engine speed.
This entry is located in the following unit: vari- (page 2)