- She re-taught herself to feel the vibration of the sounds, registering pitch and tone through the buzz of her body, often playing barefoot.
- They have never heard sounds, so can't understand tones or pitches, or modulate their speech.
- Lao is a tonal language; therefore, the meaning of a word is determined by the tone or pitch at which it is spoken.
- Scrupulous about vocal production, she maintains classical standards of pitch and articulation in pop renditions.
- She had some problems keeping pitch and the tone of her voice did not suit her role.
- She had presence, faultless pitch and crystal clear tone.
- Keeping a steep roof pitch and adding dormers to the new second story are good options.
- He also varies roof pitch according to a region's latitude and climate.
- While bed and bathrooms are private, enclosed volumes, living and dining rooms have been opened up to the full extent of the roof pitch.
- We spent all day learning the basics, but it was still so much fun climbing those tree-filled pitches.
- She completed a one hundred mile run and climbed a five pitch route in the middle.
- Once you are caught on a course with a steep pitch, protruding roots and boulders, you will experience ‘complete fear’.
- The bird was at a pitch of about 300ft.
- I have seen falcons kill partridges from low pitches.
- He was climbing to his pitch at a distance.
- It has intensified to a higher pitch again recently.
- But now, with the Public Sphere growing increasingly irrelevant, it is reaching a critical pitch.
- It has grown to such a level and such a pitch that I'm sure it's a cause of many people's disquiet.
- The show maintained a pitch of incredible intensity from the opening number.
- He begins slowly, building to a pitch of excitement, like a preacher.
- Ballet reached a pitch of popularity during the first half of the 19th century.
- Sometimes five wild pitches in one inning aren't enough to keep a team from a win.
- He was determined to go after hitters rather than trying to make the perfect pitch.
- He has been criticized for using one pitch too often or failing to set up hitters.
- There is no easier pitch shot than the one from halfway up the bank.
- He smashed the ball up short of the green, his pitch ran 15 feet past and he missed the putt.
- On 14, Mark hit a lovely pitch just past the flag that skidded over the green.
- Having two teams play home games on the same pitch over an English winter would have done more damage to the surface than would a farmer with a plough.
- There are outdoor tennis and football pitches, jogging paths and spaces for barbecues.
- For the first time for many years, England fans booed the team off the pitch.
- Before he began hitting sixes he adjusted the bails of the stumps and analysed the pitch.
- The English camp was unhappy with the condition of the pitch at Melbourne for the Second Test match.
- The way to take wickets on these pitches is to force batsmen to make mistakes, and the South Africans did that.
- They have long been known for their function as flight stabilizers, like gyroscopes on airplanes that prevent excessive roll, pitch or yaw.
- The system is complemented by a set of midship stabilising fins and stern stabilising flaps to control the pitch and roll of the ship.
- It's the up-and-down motion of the airplane as it changes pitch due to disturbances that have the greatest effect on people.
- One of the belt's major design improvements is the pitch, or the distance between belt teeth.
- The keys are manufactured with 4 accurately positioned perforations corresponding to the pitch of the cogwheel.
- As a grader, you control the blade depth with auxiliary hydraulics and the blade pitch using the attachment hydraulic.
- That combination allows operators to adjust blade pitch quickly, on the fly, with very little effort.
- In the Weber system, one of the weights is keyed solid with constant pitch while the other weight is allowed to move 180 in pitch.
- A font may have a fixed pitch or a proportional one.
- The pitch of the font should be at least 10, with a pitch of 12 preferred.
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- He threw the ball back to her and she gave the batter a whole two seconds before pitching the same ball.
- He was due to pitch the first ball of a crunch baseball match in New York between the Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Just as Billy pitched the ball, I made eye contact with him.
- He converted 19 of his first 20 chances despite pitching with a sore elbow.
- The best pitchers made more starts, pitched more innings and piled up more wins.
- He pitched to three more batters before collapsing on the mound.
- Once you become proficient at pitching the ball, you'll want to convert more putts for par - and cut down on three-putts.
- He pitched onto the green, where an evil eight-footer awaited him.
- He pitched back onto the green some 30 feet away, and then almost putted it off the green before gunning it long again.
- The ball pitched 15 feet from the hole, bounced three times and dropped in.
- Replays showed that the ball had pitched outside leg stump, but it was too late for recriminations.
- It is possible to plot where the ball pitched, and where the batsman's shot went, allowing all those graphs to be drawn.
- Their riders were pitched onto the road and then ploughed under the hooves of the other six steeds.
- As if in slow motion, the horse stumbled, rolling his front legs and pitching his rider over his head.
- She was suddenly pitched to the floor.
- She didn't need to pitch her voice lower, for the teeth-rattling music took care of the concept of being overheard.
- He called back, pitching his voice like a girl's.
- Was it just me or was he pitching his voice rather high?
- Some companies are actively pitching for business.
- We have gone out aggressively pitching for new business.
- You're pitching for business abroad and attending offshore meetings on a more regular basis.
- With temperatures plummeting, the council ordered winter camps to be pitched.
- Saturday night saw the Raise The Roof benefit pitch its tent at the Rosemount Hotel.
- Perhaps they'll end up pitching their tents somewhere on Romney Marsh.
- Swaying in the wind, they're concerned about the timing in getting on deck, with the ship pitching hard up and down.
- Although the sea washed the heads clean as the ship pitched, the heads still needed a regular scrub-down with a broom.
- Then we hit some turbulence, and both aircraft pitched and rolled a little bit.
- The car pitched and dodged through the turns.
- The truck accelerated as it pitched down the hill.
- The truck pitched through the snow as we made our way to the Refuge.
- The sod roof is pitched to match the angle of the adjacent weathered trees to further blend it with the dominant land form.
- The roof is pitched, making the north windows tall and generous, as you'd want them to be in a studio, while the south windows are squeezed a bit to control light.
- The gently pitched roof and wood joinery recall the Craftsman and Japanese influences that hold such significant places in Bay Area architecture.
- Its 17-foot ceiling pitches gently upward to the west, to let in additional light and capture all three views.
- The roof pitched down from the wall of the main house, too low to stand under at the far end.
- The stream pitches down over a solid rock about 40 feet.
Middle English (as a verb in the senses 'thrust (something pointed) into the ground' and 'fall headlong'): perhaps related to Old English picung 'stigmata', of unknown ultimate origin. The sense development is obscure.
- informal Vigorously join in to help with a task or activity.More example sentences
- I woke reasonably early and pitched in to the task of cleaning up the old computer, and getting backups and transfer files ready for the new one.
- We now call upon our loyal readers to pitch in here and assist with the composing of this work.
- Her husband, son and son's girlfriend pitched in and voluntarily did many of the housekeeping tasks she could no longer do.
- Join in a fight or dispute.More example sentences
- They trying to influence the debate but there are so many other bodies pitching in with their own comments.
- We should pitch in to the fight rather than whinge.
- Damien pitched in angrily.
- informal Vigorously tackle or begin to deal with.More example sentences
- So I pitched into the morning house clean routine, left all neat, tidy and sparkling clean, and took myself and the little silver Ford off to Boston.
- In spite of all my resolutions not to do so I pitched into a final code fix for my new web pages today.
- He prepares to roll up his sleeves and pitch into the parochial difficulties that await him.
- Forcefully assault.More example sentences
- The governor was up for re-election and the opposition papers were pitching into him.
- I despise him so I can't help pitching into him.
- He pitched into her recklessly, upbraiding her now for her shiftlessness.
- Throw a pitchout.More example sentences
- On three occasions, he was thrown out because opponents pitched out and guessed right.
- They slide-step to the plate, throw to first base more often and pitch out frequently.
- The Rangers pitched out to Palmeiro, who had no chance to bunt, and tagged out Garret Anderson in a rundown.
- There was a small boat, an improvised currach-type constructed from hessian stretched over a wooden frame and doused with pitch to make it waterproof.
- The production of tar and pitch as well as potash and saltpeter is included in the category of proto-industry.
- All his exports for which we still have record were cloth; he imported herring and dried fish, ashes, iron, lumber, oil, pitch and tar.
- The heat was so intense that the pitch that held the deck together melted.
- Some bone would need to be cut before the pitch was applied.
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- He would pitch the seams so that they wouldn't leak.
- The tar from these springs is used by fur traders and others in the country for pitching boats and canoes.
- Near the bridge are several heaps of Babylonian pitch, to pitch ships.
Old English pic (noun), pician (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pek and German Pech; based on Latin pix, pic-.