pitchy


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pitch·y 1

 (pĭch′ē)
adj. pitch·i·er, pitch·i·est
1. Full of or covered with pitch.
2. Resembling pitch in consistency.
3. Extremely dark; black.

pitch′i·ness n.

pitch·y 2

 (pĭch′ē)
adj. pitch·i·er, pitch·i·est
Informal Musically off-key.

pitch′i·ness n.

pitchy

(ˈpɪtʃɪ)
adj, pitchier or pitchiest
1. full of or covered with pitch
2. resembling pitch
ˈpitchiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pitchy - of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
2.pitchy - having the characteristics of pitch or tar
adhesive - tending to adhere

pitchy

adjective
Of the darkest achromatic visual value:
References in classic literature ?
And you couldn't so properly have said he wore a hat, as that he was covered in a-top, like an old building, with something pitchy.
Our lights warmed the air about us with their pitchy blaze, and the two prisoners seemed rather to like that, as they limped along in the midst of the muskets.
As when the potent Rod Of AMRAMS Son in EGYPTS evill day Wav'd round the Coast, up call'd a pitchy cloud Of LOCUSTS, warping on the Eastern Wind, That ore the Realm of impious PHAROAH hung Like Night, and darken'd all the Land of NILE: So numberless were those bad Angels seen Hovering on wing under the Cope of Hell 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding Fires; Till, as a signal giv'n, th' uplifted Spear Of their great Sultan waving to direct Thir course, in even ballance down they light On the firm brimstone, and fill all the Plain; A multitude, like which the populous North Pour'd never from her frozen loyns, to pass RHENE or the DANAW, when her barbarous Sons Came like a Deluge on the South, and spread Beneath GIBRALTAR to the LYBIAN sands.
The staircase was a winding one and led down into pitchy darkness.
In front of me the road became pitchy black as though it was tarred, and I saw a contorted shape lying across the pathway.
The cavern was lighted for an instant by this discharge, and then immediately returned to pitchy darkness rendered thicker by the smoke.
Foaming with anger, Achmet Zek called his followers to horse, and though the night was pitchy black they set out to scour the adjoining forest for their quarry.
Newman followed--he would have followed head first, but for the timely assistance of Nicholas--and, taking his hand, led him through a stone passage, profoundly dark, into a back-kitchen or cellar, of the blackest and most pitchy obscurity, where they stopped.
It was echoed from Saleve, the Juras, and the Alps of Savoy; vivid flashes of lightning dazzled my eyes, illuminating the lake, making it appear like a vast sheet of fire; then for an instant every thing seemed of a pitchy darkness, until the eye recovered itself from the preceding flash.
Raffles was coming to me, and the other could not even see to fire; that was all I knew in the pitchy interval of invisible rain before the next crash and the next flash.
In his impetuous attempts to subdue the brightness of the fire, he overset the stove, which came tumbling forward, and fell with a crash upon the burning embers it had shot forth in its descent, leaving the room in pitchy darkness.
Opening number Omi God You Guys, while a huge ball of foot-tapping fun, was slightly pitchy but from then on in the ensemble got into their stride.