pitch

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Singular
pitch

Plural
pitches

  1. (countable); (sports) In baseball, a pitch is when the pitcher throws the ball to the batter, who tries to hit it.
    Matsuzaka collected 10 strikeouts while throwing 108 pitches during a 4-1 win over Kansas City.
    The batter was going to swing at the pitch but it was too high.
    Gonzalez reached first in the fifth after being hit by a pitch.
  2. (countable); (sports) In football (soccer), a pitch is the place where the game is played.
    She kicked the ball halfway down the pitch.
  3. (countable) A pitch is a level of excitement, anger, etc.
    The anger over the changes has pushed this feeling to a fever pitch.
  4. (countable); (music) A pitch is a sound at a particular frequency, how high or low a note is.
    We need to listen for small changes of pitch and rhythm that lie beyond the limits of Western music.
    You can hear their worry in the pitch of their voices.
  5. (countable); (music) Somebody's pitch is how well they can produce or recognize a specific note.
    He has perfect pitch; at age eight he played the entire Bach Toccata in D Minor by ear.
  6. (countable) A pitch is an explanation to encourage somebody to do something, often to convince them to buy something.
    He was no good at all at fast-talking sales pitches over the telephone.
  7. (uncountable) Pitch is a sticky, black substance used to seal things like roofs.
    The night was pitch black.
  8. (countable) A pitch is the angle, up or down of a surface or vehicle.

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Plain form
pitch

Third-person singular
pitches

Past tense
pitched

Past participle
pitched

Present participle
pitching