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[pich-ee] /ˈpɪtʃ i/
adjective, pitchier, pitchiest.
full of or abounding in pitch.
smeared with pitch.
resembling pitch, as in color, consistency, etc.:
pitchy mud.
dark or black as pitch.
Origin of pitchy
First recorded in 1505-15; pitch2 + -y1
Related forms
pitchiness, noun Unabridged
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  • He took some lengths of pitchy pine sticks and arranged them for torches.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • For the moment he could see nothing in the pitchy blackness.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • Then it was gone as swiftly as it had come, leaving a pitchy blackness behind it.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • In the pitchy darkness I heard the plaster off the walls falling on the floor.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • In the pitchy darkness I heard the plaster off the walls falling on The floor.

    Gaspar Ruiz Joseph Conrad
  • Cappen took the girl's hand and followed her into a pitchy, reeking dark.

    The Valor of Cappen Varra Poul William Anderson
  • Then, without waiting for a remark from me, she took me with her into the pitchy darkness.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for pitchy


adjective pitchier, pitchiest
full of or covered with pitch
resembling pitch
Derived Forms
pitchiness, noun
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