Main definitions of pitchy in English

: pitchy1pitchy2

pitchy1

adjective

  • Of, 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.’
    • ‘Crystals are probably at least partially metamict and can be recognized by their high specific gravity, pitchy luster, and black color.’
    • ‘Flint is best for hand sanding painted or pitchy surfaces which can clog the paper.’
    • ‘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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Pronunciation:

pitchy

/ˈpiCHē/

Main definitions of pitchy in English

: pitchy1pitchy2

pitchy2

adjective

informal
  • Off-pitch; out of tune.

    ‘pitchy vocals’
    • ‘She was pitchy, off key in several places and missed words.’
    • ‘I always found her to be nasally and pitchy, but I'm not a big fan of the country twang to begin with.’
    • ‘All of this is incredibly frustrating since the casting was quite good, the idea was solid as mahogany and every once in a while, they found their key and were not, as Randy Jackson might say, pitchy in the least.’
    • ‘He was a little pitchy in some spots, but not bad.’
    • ‘The contestants are urged not to be ‘pitchy’, and are congratulated for their high notes and telegenic appeal.’
    • ‘His voice screamed inside of her head louder and more pitchy than before.’
    • ‘Chris was pitchy from note one.’
    • ‘It's kinda pitchy and all over the shop.’
    • ‘"With You Gone" contains the pitchiest vocals this side of the "American Idol" semifinals.’
    • ‘First half of it was definitely really pitchy for you.’
    • ‘She described at least 7 out of 10 performances as 'pitchy', but I'm not sure anyone knows what that really means.’
    • ‘Saucier and far less serious than last year's winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album, this disc offers all the over-the-top cheesiness of the TV show without the pitchy vocals (thank God for auto tune).’
    • ‘In the words of Randy Jackson, the beginning was pretty "pitchy."’
    • ‘Randy said you were pitchy.’

Pronunciation:

pitchy

/ˈpiCHē/