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- adj. Without pitch; unpitched.
- adj. Without pitch (the viscous material made from distilling oil and tar).
His words, amplified by the gizmo that purrs near his throat, are pitchless and robotic, like the voices computers had in 1960s sci-fi movies.
And, really, she probably didn't deserve to be eliminated either – Linda Robson's Celebrity Fame Academy version of Crazy was her most in-tune yet, and far better than Angellica Bell's pitchless Madonna caterwauling.
Christopher Mayo's Binding the Quiet starts out in a brushed, pitchless soundscape of airy sounds and rustled paper.
In both works the composers build up clusters of sound through glissandi, harmonics, pitchless scrapes, and other unusual string techniques, exploding from pizzicati or other percussive sounds, which then recede slowly to silence.