Definition of high-pitched in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhī ˈˌpiCHt/


1(Of a sound) high in pitch.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The high-pitched sound can only be heard by the young and is designed to be so annoying that they move away.
  • Hearing loss in old age is usually gradual, and often begins with being unable to hear the most high-pitched sounds.
high, high-frequency, shrill, sharp, piercing;
soprano, treble, falsetto
2(Of a roof) steep.
Example sentences
  • The Tudor-style architecture, with its stone pillars and high-pitched roofs, is influenced but not created by Kinkade.
  • A high-pitched roof and a large skylight guaranteed ventilation and light.
  • The Petersham's Gothic façade, complete with tower and high-pitched roofs, has been a landmark since it was built in 1865.

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Syllabification: high-pitched

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