adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. full of pitch ; tarry b. of, relating to, or having the qualities of pitch 2. pitch-black

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  • Pitchy — Pitch y, a. [From 1st {Pitch}.] 1. Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch. [1913 Webster] 2. Smeared with pitch. [1913 Webster] 3. Black; pitch dark; dismal. Pitchy night. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitchy — [pich′ē] adj. pitchier, pitchiest 1. full of pitch; smeared with pitch 2. thick or sticky like pitch 3. black …   English World dictionary

  • pitchy — pitchiness, n. /pich ee/, adj., pitchier, pitchiest. 1. full of or abounding in pitch. 2. smeared with pitch. 3. resembling pitch, as in color, consistency, etc.: pitchy mud. 4. dark or black as pitch. [1505 15; PITCH2 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pitchy — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch. , Manceaster, what we now call , spins no cotton […] The Creek of gurgles, twice in the four and twenty hours, with eddying brine, clangorous with sea fowl; and is a Lither Pool, a lazy or… …   Wiktionary

  • pitchy — Synonyms and related words: atramentous, beamless, black, black as coal, black as ebony, black as ink, black as midnight, black as night, caliginous, coal black, coaly, dark, dark as night, dark as pitch, darkling, darksome, deep black, ebon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pitchy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. shadowy, gloomy, black; see dark 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of the darkest achromatic visual value: black, ebon, ebony, inky, jet1, jetty, onyx, pitch black, sable, sooty. See COLORS …   English dictionary for students

  • pitchy — pitch·y || pɪtʃɪ adj. black; covered with tar; full of tar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pitchy — adjective (pitchier, pitchiest) of, like, or as dark as pitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • pitchy — a. Dark, black, dismal, rayless, sunless, Cimmerian, piceous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • pitchy — adj 1. tarry, bituminous, resinous, sappy; gummy, tacky, sticky. 2. black, coal black, jet, jetty, pitch black; ebony, ebon, raven, sable; inky, nigritudinous, atramentous; blackish, nigrescent; dark, unilluminated, lightless, unlighted, moonless …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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