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high-pitched

[hahy-pitcht] /ˈhaɪˈpɪttʃt/
adjective
1.
Music. played or sung at a high pitch.
2.
emotionally intense:
a high-pitched argument.
3.
(of a roof) having an almost vertical slope; steep.
Origin of high-pitched
1585-1595
1585-95
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  • The shrill, small musical whirrings, the high-pitched small cries which made up a strange new elfin melody, were totally strange.

    Nightmare Planet Murray Leinster
  • He evaded the friendly hand and screeched in a high-pitched voice.

    The Velvet Glove Harry Harrison
  • The high-pitched phrases of the obituary poems confess the strain he put upon himself to publish his grief.

  • She spoke, but her usually throaty voice was only a high-pitched squeak.

    The End of Time Wallace West
  • "It's Connel, I think," said a high-pitched voice directly over them.

    The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for high-pitched

high-pitched

adjective
1.
pitched high in volume or tone See high (sense 10)
2.
(of a roof) having steeply sloping sides
3.
(of an argument, style, etc) lofty or intense
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