American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. High in pitch, as a voice or musical tone.
- adj. Steeply sloped, as a roof.
- adj. Marked by or indicating intense emotion: a high-pitched debate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- High-strung; aspiring; haughty.
- In music, toned high.
- adj. Of a sound, having a comparatively high pitch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. high in pitch or frequency; -- used of sounds and voices. Opposite of
- adj. set at a sharp or high angle or slant.
- adj. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
- adj. set at a sharp or high angle or slant
“All the birds had either seen a shadow pass overhead or had heard another bird calling a high-pitched, nearly inaudible danger signal.”
“As she begins to sing a prelude number her feeble, high-pitched voice warbles loudly over the sound system into the half-full room.”
“What was the basis for the assertion that high-pitched crying “may be indicative of brain damage”?”
“What, for that matter, is the difference between high-pitched and regular crying?”
“The Swiss had cowbells, the French had horns, and everyone had guttural or high-pitched screams in their native languages.”
“There was a high-pitched, almost plaintive outcry from somewhere in the classroom: “… but then, just in the nick of time, the crown prince rescued her.””
“I started it by doing a high-pitched baby-girl voice, and then Ben picked it up, raising his voice to sound like Meggie.”
“GM's sales forecast points to continued growth, but it also means high-pitched growth in the Chinese auto industry is going to continue to slow this year and then slow down even more next year.”
“His high-pitched voice and otherworldly coif made someone as zany as Mel Brooks pin him to be “Jimmy Stewart from Mars,” after all.”
“Teie created one piece of monkey music that used staccato percussive noises and short, high-pitched screeches, and another that contained long, pure, tones using familiar musical scales.”
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