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  • IPA(key): /pɪtʃt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃt



  1. simple past tense and past participle of pitch


pitched (comparative more pitched, superlative most pitched)

  1. Having a slope.
    a pitched roof
  2. (not comparable) Having a specified tonal range.
    a high-pitched scream.
  3. (of a battle, fight, etc) Fought at a particular place and time, at which opposing forces anticipate and commit to fighting; (later especially) involving sustained, intense (military or, by extension, political, legal, or other) fighting.
    a pitched battle; nowhere was the battle more pitched than in Ocean City, where protestors maintained a constant picket around city hall
  4. (not comparable) Covered in pitch.
    • 1823, Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia
      He had his tea and hot rolls in a morning, while we were battening upon our quarter-of-a-penny loaf — our crug — moistened with attenuated small beer, in wooden piggings, smacking of the pitched leathern jack it was poured from.

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