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adjective, pitch·i·er, pitch·i·est.
  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

First recorded in 1505–15; pitch2 + -y1
Related formspitch·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for pitchy

Contemporary Examples of pitchy

Historical Examples of pitchy

  • He took some lengths of pitchy pine sticks and arranged them for torches.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for pitchy


adjective pitchier or pitchiest
  1. full of or covered with pitch
  2. resembling pitch
Derived Formspitchiness, noun
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