Pitanga Pitch-black

Pitch

Meanings and phrases

pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  2. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; delivery
  3. a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
  4. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; rake; slant
  5. promotion by means of an argument and demonstration; sales talk; sales pitch
  6. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); lurch; pitching
  7. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue; tar
  8. a high approach shot in golf; pitch shot
  9. an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump; auction pitch
  10. the action or manner of throwing something

pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. throw or toss with a light motion; flip; toss; sky
  2. move abruptly; lurch; shift
  3. fall or plunge forward
  4. set to a certain pitch
  5. heel over; cant; cant over; tilt; slant
  6. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; deliver
  7. set the level or character of; gear
  8. sell or offer for sale from place to place; peddle; monger; huckster; hawk; vend
  9. erect and fasten; set up
  10. hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  11. lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
  12. be at an angle; slope; incline

absolute pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ability to identify the pitch of a tone; perfect pitch

auction pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump; pitch

concert pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C; philharmonic pitch; international pitch

fever pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state of extreme excitement

high pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches; high frequency
E.g.
  • Because of its high pitch, it could be heard over the activities of the crew and bad weather.
  • Peta's singing ranges from yelling to high pitch screaming over shredding guitar or grunge style music.
  • At the high pitch of the tide they encountered another similar canoe with men whom when hailed did not reply back.
n.
  1. the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C; concert pitch; philharmonic pitch

low pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches; low frequency

mineral pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons; asphalt

northern pitch pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large three-needled pine of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada; closely related to the pond pine; pitch pine; Pinus rigida

off-speed pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball; change-up; change-of-pace; change-of-pace ball

overhand pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder

perfect pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ability to identify the pitch of a tone; absolute pitch

philharmonic pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C; concert pitch; international pitch

pitch accent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness; tonic accent
E.g.
  • In (3) and (4), the pitch accent is marked in bold.
  • Therefore, in (2), focus is marked via word order and a nuclear pitch accent.
  • The entire island uses a Keihan type (wordtone and accent) pitch accent system.

pitch apple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a common tropical American clusia having solitary white or rose flowers; strangler fig; Clusia rosea; Clusia major

pitch black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark black; coal black; ebony; jet black; sable; soot black

pitch blackness

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. total absence of light; total darkness; lightlessness; blackness; black

pitch contour

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rise and fall of the voice pitch; intonation; modulation

pitch in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. eat heartily; dig in

pitch into

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hit violently, as in an attack; lam into; tear into; lace into; lay into

pitch pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large three-needled pine of southeastern United States having very long needles and gnarled twisted limbs; bark is red-brown deeply ridged; an important timber tree; longleaf pine; southern yellow pine; Georgia pine; Pinus palustris
  2. large three-needled pine of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada; closely related to the pond pine; northern pitch pine; Pinus rigida

pitch pipe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small pipe sounding a tone of standard frequency; used to establish the starting pitch for unaccompanied singing

pitch shot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a high approach shot in golf; pitch

sales pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. promotion by means of an argument and demonstration; sales talk; pitch

submarine pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead; submarine ball

wild pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base
E.g.
  • After a wild pitch, Joe DiMaggio's RBI double made it 2–0 Yankees.
  • Sherdel threw a wild pitch to Ruth, and Koenig advanced to second base.
  • With Mookie Wilson batting, a wild pitch by Bob Stanley tied the game at 5.

football pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The upgrading stadium will not only be a football pitch.
  • Now the Southland Stags Rugby team train on the new football pitch.
  • In Kružno there is a park, church, kindergarten and football pitch.

first pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His first pitch went right through the boards.
  • On May 5, 2009, he delivered the first pitch at a Marlins game.
  • Threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox August 7th game.

off the pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Liverpool began to fall behind their rivals off the pitch.
  • Both sets of players walked off the pitch.
  • This also combined with off the pitch issues with the club.

cricket pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There is also a private cricket pitch.
  • It contains a football and cricket pitch and a children's play area.
  • There is a large football field, a basketball court and a cricket pitch(under construction ).

onto the pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The perimeter fence was ripped out and nearby trees were uprooted, some of which were washed onto the pitch.
  • He was in the Republics senior squad four times but never managed to get onto the pitch and so failed to win a cap at senior level.
  • Mitrović was booked for taking off his shirt in celebration, and a fan who ran onto the pitch to celebrate with him was given a banning order.

not pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He would not pitch in the majors again until 1966.
  • Lopez would not pitch again in the series.
  • In June 2014, he underwent Tommy John Surgery and did not pitch in 2015.
E.g.
  • He has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch for the Chicago Cubs in 2015, and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016.
  • The team chose him to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the opening of its new ballpark, Safeco Field, on July 15, 1999.
  • The Yankees responded with a close win in game 3, at which U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

did not pitch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In June 2014, he underwent Tommy John Surgery and did not pitch in 2015.
  • He did not pitch in 1988.
  • He suffered a stress reaction in his pitching elbow and did not pitch in spring training.

pitch control

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A movable elevator attached to the trailing edge of the horizontal stabilizer was used for pitch control.
  • As a precaution against failure of the propeller pitch control mechanism the main engines were directly reversible.
  • One change made during production was augmented pitch control to avoid deep stall conditions at high angles of attack.
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