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1(of a sound) high in pitch.
high, high-frequency, soprano, treble, falsetto, shrill, acute, sharp, piping, piercing, penetratingView synonyms
- ‘On Saturday I had let Ralph outside and five minutes later he began to emit the unholy high-pitched yelping racket that signals that he has found some prey, and will now chase it out of the yard.’
- ‘And Laurie had a nice - if somewhat high-pitched - voice, she decided.’
- ‘‘Hi,’ I said in my stupid high-pitched nervous voice.’
- ‘The high-pitched sound can only be heard by the young and is designed to be so annoying that they move away.’
- ‘We heard her before we saw her: high-pitched cries emanating from the hallway.’
- ‘Ethiopian wolves are suspicious of people, and if they spot someone in their territory they go on full alert, letting out high-pitched yelps - alarm calls that tell the rest of the pack of the intruder.’
- ‘She let out a frightened, high-pitched scream.’
- ‘Her peace is suddenly disturbed by the high-pitched screams of an infant down the hall.’
- ‘They ran around the yard, their high-pitched squeals of laughter echoing from all around.’
- ‘Across the hall, Nina could hear a high-pitched giggle behind a closed door.’
- ‘Hearing loss in old age is usually gradual, and often begins with being unable to hear the most high-pitched sounds.’
- ‘Some of my callers complained that I sounded distant or muffled, and one early version of the phone I used had a faint, high-pitched tone that may have given that effect.’
- ‘Suddenly, a high-pitched squeal echoed through the valley.’
- ‘I'd spent a good enough deal of my life being picked on - I'm short, I have kind of a high-pitched voice, both things that will get you made fun of by other kids in school.’
- ‘And then from the hallway there was a high-pitched yell.’
- ‘As soon as I opened the front door, I heard high-pitched yapping.’
- ‘Almost as soon as we dropped into the water we were deafened by a series of high-pitched clicks and squeaks and whistles, and about 20 dolphins turned up.’
- ‘Neither of them had a chance to speak however, as the doors swung open with a high-pitched creak, revealing the room within.’
- ‘Above 20,000 hz the high-pitched sounds are not heard by the human ear, but ultrasonic sound is perceptible and even produced by certain animals such as bats and dolphins.’
- ‘I grimace, but there is high-pitched laughter from the giggling girls.’
2(of a roof) steep.
- ‘The Tudor-style architecture, with its stone pillars and high-pitched roofs, is influenced but not created by Kinkade.’
- ‘My room had two large beds with mosquito nets, elegant dark furniture and a high-pitched thatched roof.’
- ‘It was a large, three story house with a high-pitched roof and a single, cathedral-esque spire.’
- ‘The Petersham's Gothic façade, complete with tower and high-pitched roofs, has been a landmark since it was built in 1865.’
- ‘A high-pitched roof and a large skylight guaranteed ventilation and light.’
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