After she drew her hand gently out of his, which she presently did, it seemed to regain its normal pitch and calmness.
She raised her voice to its normal pitch again, as I had done.
Each life will have been given its normal pitch and will try at least to keep it.
These notes should be selected as the normal pitch of discourse.
There were high words in the study, and yet Scrafton seemed to be speaking much below his normal pitch.
Medium Pitch should correspond with the normal pitch of discourse previously described.
Gardiner, in his “Music of Nature,” tells of experiments he made in order to determine the normal pitch of the human voice.
But presently Ted heard the voices of the two men rising above the normal pitch.
He seeks the fundamental tones of the Maket pipes in the first or low register, an octave below the normal pitch.
As she passed the door of the drawing-room, she could hear James Wickham's voice raised above its normal pitch.
c.1200, "to thrust in, fasten, settle," probably from an unrecorded Old English *piccean, related to prick (v.). The original past tense was pight. Sense of "set upright," as in pitch a tent (late 13c.), is from notion of "driving in" the pegs. Meaning to incline forward and downward" is from 1510s. Meaning "throw (a ball)" evolved late 14c. from that of "hit the mark." Musical sense is from 1670s. Of ships, "to plunge" in the waves, 1620s. To pitch in "work vigorously" is from 1847, perhaps from farm labor. Related: Pitched; pitching.
"to cover with pitch," Old English pician, from the source of pitch (n.2).
1520s, "something that is pitched," from pitch (v.1). Meaning "act of throwing" is attested from 1833. Meaning "act of plunging headfirst" is from 1762; sense of "slope, degree, inclination" is from 1540s; musical sense is from 1590s; but the connection of these is obscure. Sales pitch in the modern commercial advertising sense is from 1943, American English, perhaps from the baseball sense.
"resinous substance, wood tar," late 12c., pich, from Old English pic "pitch," from a Germanic borrowing (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian pik, Middle Dutch pik, Dutch pek, Old High German pek, German Pech, Old Norse bik) from Latin pix (genitive picis) "pitch," from PIE root *pi- "sap, juice" (cf. Greek pissa, Lithuanian pikis, Old Church Slavonic piklu "pitch;" see pine (n.)). Applied to pine resins from late 14c. Pitch-black is attested from 1590s; pitch-dark from 1680s.
(Gen. 6:14), asphalt or bitumen in its soft state, called "slime" (Gen. 11:3; 14:10; Ex. 2:3), found in pits near the Dead Sea (q.v.). It was used for various purposes, as the coating of the outside of vessels and in building. Allusion is made in Isa. 34:9 to its inflammable character. (See SLIME.)