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  • n  the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • n  (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  • n  a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk)
    he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors
  • n  promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  • n  degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    the roof had a steep pitch
  • n  any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
  • n  a high approach shot in golf
  • n  an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
  • n  abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    the pitching and tossing was quite exciting
  • n  the action or manner of throwing something
    his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor
  • v  throw or toss with a light motion
  • v  move abruptly
  • v  fall or plunge forward
    She pitched over the railing of the balcony
  • v  set to a certain pitch
    He pitched his voice very low
  • v  sell or offer for sale from place to place
  • v  be at an angle
  • v  heel over
  • v  erect and fasten
    pitch a tent
  • v  throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
    The pitcher delivered the ball
  • v  hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  • v  lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
  • v  set the level or character of
    She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience

  • Better than great: note- and pitch-perfect, as if there's been an unspoken tightening of standards at record labels or an evolutionary leap in the development of vocal cords.
  • Singing on key couldn't be easier: an arrow shows the pitch of your voice, while a scrolling bar shows the pitch of the song you selected.
  • It may not give your child perfect pitch, but early exposure to music is still worthwhile.
News & Articles

  • ‘Pitch Perfect,’ Kendrick hit high notes on charts
    New York • They say it’s not over till the fat lady sings — and that means Fat Amy isn’t ready to put down her microphone. The movie "Pitch Perfect," which was released in September and grossed $65 million domestically, is also a success on the music charts, where the film’s soundtrack has peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 713,961 units so far, according to Nielsen ...
    June 13, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Sick 13-year-old will throw out first pitch from 1,800 miles away with the help of a robot
    The first pitch at Wednesday's New York Yankees-Oakland Athletics game will be both history-making and heart-tugging. That's because 13-year-old Nick LeGrande — with the help of Google's technology wizards — will throw out the first pitch from 1,800 miles away … Continue reading ?
    June 12, 2013 - Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports
  • Perfect pitch may not be absolute after all
    People who think they have perfect pitch may not be as in tune as they think, according to a new study in which people failed to notice a gradual change in pitch while listening to music. When tested afterward, people said notes that were in tune at the beginning sounded out of tune.
    June 11, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Charlie Manuel in The Associated Press
    I looked there and I felt like, in my opinion, and I'm not his manager, but at the same time he's a young kid,Manuel said. "I say let him pitch and let him get his feet on the ground in the major leagues and kind of let him earn his way."
  • Xabi Alonso in Express.co.uk
    Spain have been made favourites to beat the Dutch, and Alonso said: "We have been coping with the pressure quite well because we knew the expectations were quite high. Being favourite doesn't help, you have to justify it on the pitch. It will be a...
  • Andres Iniesta in The Associated Press
    David's goal was very important because it occurred at a time when it was very uncomfortable for us,Iniesta said. "After the goal, we felt more comfortable on the pitch."

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