Definition of low-pitched in English:

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adjective

  • 1(Of a sound) deep or relatively quiet: the fin whale uses a low-pitched call
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    • Our evolutionary fear of certain sounds, such as low-pitched sounds indicating aggression or high-pitched screeches indicating alarm-calls, has been with us for thousands of years.
    • They point to research showing that manatees cannot hear the low-pitched sound of slow-moving boats and thus avoid approaching vessels.
    • One was a high-pitched sound that resembled a doorbell while the other was a low-pitched sound that gradually increased in pitch.
  • 2(Of a roof) having only a slight slope.
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    • The roof is low-pitched and small dormer windows are sometimes used.
    • The low-pitched roof form was sufficiently high to enable the inclusion of a first-floor cooking school, which overlooks the centre spine.
    • Both buildings have low-pitched roofs and overhanging eaves supported by brackets that are typical of the style.

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