high-pitched
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]


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  • high-pitched — adj a high pitched voice or sound is very high ≠ ↑low pitched …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • high-pitched — adjective a high pitched voice or sound is very high …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • high-pitched — high′ pitched′ adj. 1) mad played or sung at a high pitch 2) emotionally intense: a high pitched argument[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • high-pitched — [hī′picht′] adj. 1. high in pitch; shrill 2. lofty; exalted 3. showing intense feeling; agitated 4. steep in slope: said of roofs …   English World dictionary

  • high-pitched — also high pitched ADJ GRADED A high pitched sound is shrill and high in pitch. A woman squealed in a high pitched voice. Syn: piercing …   English dictionary

  • high-pitched — adjective Date: 1748 1. having a high pitch < a high pitched voice > 2. marked by or exhibiting strong feeling ; agitated < a high pitched, almost frantic campaign Geoffrey Rice > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-pitched — adjective 1. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑high • Ant: ↑low (for: ↑high) • Similar to: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-pitched — /huy pitcht /, adj. 1. Music. played or sung at a high pitch. 2. emotionally intense: a high pitched argument. 3. (of a roof) having an almost vertical slope; steep. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • high-pitched — UK / US adjective a high pitched voice or sound is very high …   English dictionary

  • ˌhigh-ˈpitched — adj a high pitched voice or sound is very high …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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