pitchy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pitch +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

pitchy (comparative pitchier, superlative pitchiest)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch.
  2. Very dark black; pitch-black.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, Twelfth Century
      Mancunium, Manceaster, what we now call Manchester, spins no cotton […] The Creek of the Mersey gurgles, twice in the four-and-twenty hours, with eddying brine, clangorous with sea-fowl; and is a Lither-Pool, a lazy or sullen Pool, no monstrous pitchy City, and Seahaven of the world!
  3. (music) Off pitch; out of tune.