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pitchy

[pich-ee] /ˈpɪtʃ i/
adjective, pitchier, pitchiest.
1.
full of or abounding in pitch.
2.
smeared with pitch.
3.
resembling pitch, as in color, consistency, etc.:
pitchy mud.
4.
dark or black as pitch.
Origin of pitchy
1505-1515
1505-15; pitch2 + -y1
Related forms
pitchiness, noun
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  • Ferrier saw an object like a mass of seaweed, but the night was so pitchy that no outline could be made out.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
  • For the moment he could see nothing in the pitchy blackness.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • It was pitchy dark when we awoke, but the noise from among the Indian lodges was louder than ever.

    Dick Onslow W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the pitchy darkness I heard the plaster off the walls falling on the floor.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • Thanks to the pitchy darkness of that wintry night, Huzaifah glided among the enemies' tents.

    The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet
  • Cappen took the girl's hand and followed her into a pitchy, reeking dark.

    The Valor of Cappen Varra Poul William Anderson
  • We sprang into the shrouds, and climbed up, up, up into the pitchy darkness.

    In the Eastern Seas W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for pitchy

pitchy

/ˈpɪtʃɪ/
adjective pitchier, pitchiest
1.
full of or covered with pitch
2.
resembling pitch
Derived Forms
pitchiness, noun
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