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Definition of "high-pitched" []

  • High in pitch, as a voice or musical tone. (adjective)
  • Steeply sloped, as a roof. (adjective)
  • Marked by or indicating intense emotion: a high-pitched debate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "high-pitched" in a sentence
  • "All the birds had either seen a shadow pass overhead or had heard another bird calling a high-pitched, nearly inaudible danger signal."
  • "As she begins to sing a prelude number her feeble, high-pitched voice warbles loudly over the sound system into the half-full room."
  • "What was the basis for the assertion that high-pitched crying “may be indicative of brain damage”?"