Definition of pitchy in English:



  • Like or as dark as pitch.

    • ‘More often than not they're long wooden buildings, creosoted to a pitchy blackness and with white-painted windows.’
    • ‘Flint is best for hand sanding painted or pitchy surfaces which can clog the paper.’
    • ‘Crystals are probably at least partially metamict and can be recognized by their high specific gravity, pitchy luster, and black color.’
    • ‘The pitchy pigment's obscuring weight seems to bank rather than smother the glimmering coruscations.’
    • ‘Drawing has been rudely incised and rubbed with pitchy graphite, which collects in the scars of the engraved surface.’
    black, dark, pitch-dark, black as pitch
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