Pitch


Pitch

Pitch may refer to:

In music:
* Pitch (music), the property of a sound or musical tone measured by its perceived frequency
** Range (music), the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch a musical instrument can play
** Vocal range, the distance from the lowest to the highest pitch a human voice can produce
** Musical tuning explains pitch systems and pitch standards
*** Absolute pitch and relative pitch
*** Definite pitch and indefinite pitch

In speech, language, hearing, and signal processing:
* Pitch accent, a variation in pitch to give prominence to a syllable or mora within a word
** Tone (linguistics), the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning
** Paralanguage, the use of pitch (as well as volume and intonation) in speech to carry emotional meaning
* Pitch (psychophysics), the perceptual correlate of the frequency of a sound wave
* Pitch shifter (audio processor), an electronic device for modifying the pitch of sounds
* Pitch detection algorithm, an algorithm to estimate the fundamental frequency of speech or musical instrument

In nature:
* Pitch (resin), a viscous liquid, derived from plants or petroleum products, often used for waterproofing and sealing
* Pitch Pine, a tree species rich in resin

In recreation:
* Pitch (baseball), the delivery of a baseball to a batter
* Pitch (sports), a playing field for various sports (especially in British and Australian English):
** Cricket pitch
** Football pitch
* Pitch (vertical space); used in climbing and caving
* Pitch (card game), a bidding, point-taking card game
* An open outdoor area for various activities:
** Camping pitch
** Concert pitch
** Busker's pitch
* The place where a busker performs is called their pitch
* The raising of a tent
* The delivery of a golf ball with backspin
* The delivery of a shoe in a game of horseshoes

In sales:
* Pitch (filmmaking), a sales pitch in the movie industry
* Elevator pitch, a very short sales pitch
* Pitchware, a synonym for adware

A measure of angle or incline:
* Pitch (flight), an aircraft's attitude as nose up or down
* Pitch (boat movement), similar movements to aircraft - Pitch, Roll and Yaw
* Blade pitch, the angle of a propeller
* Roof pitch, the ratio of vertical over horizontal measurements in carpentry

A measure of distance between like items:
* Dot pitch, the distance between dots in a computer display
* Thread pitch, the distance between threads on a screw
* Links of roller chain and bicycle chain
* Seat pitch, the distance between a point on one airline seat and the same point on the next
* Also, the distance between:
** complete turns of a helix or coil spring
** teeth on a gear
** film perforations
** scanlines in video processing
** leads from an integrated circuit

In arts and literature:
* "Pitch (film)", a movie by Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice
* "Sales Pitch", a short story by Philip K. Dick

ee also

* Pitchfork
* Pitch Black


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  • Pitch — Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with (anything)}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitch — pitch1 [pich] n. [ME pich < OE pic < L pix (gen. picis) < IE base * pi , to be fat > FAT] 1. a black, sticky substance formed in the distillation of coal tar, wood tar, petroleum, etc. and used for waterproofing, roofing, pavements,… …   English World dictionary

  • Pitch — Pitch, n. [OE. pich, AS. pic, L. pix; akin to Gr. ?.] 1. A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitch — Pitch, v. t. [OE. picchen; akin to E. pick, pike.] 1. To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball. [1913 Webster] 2. To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitch up — (informal) To arrive • • • Main Entry: ↑pitch * * * ˌpitch ˈup [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they pitch up he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitch|y — «PIHCH ee», adjective, pitch|i|er, pitch|i|est. 1. full of pitch; bituminous or resinous. 2. coated, smeared, or sticky with pitch. 3. of the nature or consistency of pitch; …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitch — pitch; pitch·blende; pitch·ered; pitch·er·ful; pitch·i·ness; pitch·er; pitch·fork; pitch·man; …   English syllables

  • pitch — Ⅰ. pitch [1] ► NOUN 1) the degree of highness or lowness in a sound or tone, as governed by the rate of vibrations producing it. 2) the steepness of a roof. 3) a particular level of intensity. 4) Brit. an area of ground marked out or used for… …   English terms dictionary

  • Pitch — (englisch: to pitch = werfen, neigen, stimmen; pitch = Tonhöhe, Neigungswinkel) bezeichnet: beim Sport: im Baseball einen Wurf, siehe Pitcher im Cricket einen Teil des Spielfelds, siehe Pitch (Cricket) im Golf einen Schlag, siehe Golfschlag… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pitch — Pitch, v. i. 1. To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp. Laban with his brethren pitched in the Mount of Gilead. Gen. xxxi. 25. [1913 Webster] 2. To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight. [1913 Webster] The tree whereon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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