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[hahy-pitcht] /ˈhaɪˈpɪttʃt/
Music. played or sung at a high pitch.
emotionally intense:
a high-pitched argument.
(of a roof) having an almost vertical slope; steep.
Origin of high-pitched
1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Stent was giving directions in a clear, high-pitched voice.
  • Often with compact sedans, you get a high-pitched hum at highway speeds.
  • The sounds are high-pitched, the smells are heady, and there's tension in the air.
  • Volunteers rated the toffee eaten during low-pitched music as more bitter than that consumed during the high-pitched rendition.
  • The high-pitched shrieking of dial-up modems, once the herald of a new digital age, now increasingly evokes a bygone era.
  • high-pitched rhetoric in support of freer trade is not a panacea to resolving economic problems within a set economy.
  • Bigger than coyotes but smaller than wolves, their howl is high-pitched and their diet includes deer and small rodents.
  • Vowels are lingered over, phrases are repeated in high-pitched voices, and questions carry exaggerated inflections.
  • Others speculate that the wind turbines may be emitting high-pitched sounds that draw the bats to the site.
  • Her voice is high-pitched, as if she had been hitting the helium bottle.
British Dictionary definitions for high-pitched


pitched high in volume or tone See high (sense 10)
(of a roof) having steeply sloping sides
(of an argument, style, etc) lofty or intense
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