screaky screechy squeaking squeaky squealing
high-pitched high-pitched adj. 1. high in pitch or frequency; -- used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {low}. [Narrower terms: {adenoidal, pinched, nasal}; {altissimo}; {alto}; {countertenor, alto}; {falsetto}; {peaky, spiky}; {piping}; {shrill, sharp}; {screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing}; {soprano, treble}; {sopranino}; {tenor}]

Syn: high. [WordNet 1.5]

2. set at a sharp or high angle or slant; as, a high-pitched roof.

Syn: steeply pitched, steep. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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