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- present participle
the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
pitch, delivery (noun)
(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
"he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
sales talk, sales pitch, pitch (noun)
promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
pitch, rake, slant (noun)
degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
"the roof had a steep pitch"
pitch, tar (noun)
any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
pitch, pitch shot (noun)
a high approach shot in golf
pitch, auction pitch (noun)
an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
lurch, pitch, pitching (noun)
abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
"the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
the action or manner of throwing something
"his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
flip, toss, sky, pitch (verb)
throw or toss with a light motion
"flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
lurch, pitch, shift (verb)
"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
fall or plunge forward
"She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
set to a certain pitch
"He pitched his voice very low"
peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, pitch (verb)
sell or offer for sale from place to place
slope, incline, pitch (verb)
be at an angle
"The terrain sloped down"
cant, cant over, tilt, slant, pitch (verb)
"The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
pitch, set up (verb)
erect and fasten
"pitch a tent"
deliver, pitch (verb)
throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
"The pitcher delivered the ball"
hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
gear, pitch (verb)
set the level or character of
"She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
Pitch is a name for any of a number of viscoelastic, solid polymers. Pitch can be made from petroleum products or plants. Petroleum-derived pitch is also called bitumen or asphalt. Pitch produced from plants is also known as resin. Some products made from plant resin are also known as rosin. Pitch was traditionally used to help caulk the seams of wooden sailing vessels. Pitch was also used to waterproof wooden containers, and is sometimes still used in the making of torches. Petroleum-derived pitch is black in colour, hence the adjectival phrase, "pitch-black".