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Definition of "pitchy" [pitch•y]

  • Full of or covered with pitch. (adjective)
  • Resembling pitch in consistency. (adjective)
  • Extremely dark; black. (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 "pitchy" in a sentence
  • "Almost before he was in, he found he could come up; but he came up slowly, breaking surface in pitchy blackness and feeling about him without splashing."
  • "While McKenzie's voice remains a work in progress - "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson might describe her as "pitchy" - she is focused and remarkably expressive."
  • "Waved round the coast, up-called a pitchy cloud340"