high-pitched

  • 1 high-pitched — adj. 1. high in pitch or frequency; used of sounds and voices. Opposite of {low}. [Narrower terms: {adenoidal, pinched, nasal}; {altissimo}; {alto}; {countertenor, alto}; {falsetto}; {peaky, spiky}; {piping}; {shrill, sharp}; {screaky, screechy,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 high-pitched — adj a high pitched voice or sound is very high ≠ ↑low pitched …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 high-pitched — adjective a high pitched voice or sound is very high …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 high-pitched — high′ pitched′ adj. 1) mad played or sung at a high pitch 2) emotionally intense: a high pitched argument[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 high-pitched — [hī′picht′] adj. 1. high in pitch; shrill 2. lofty; exalted 3. showing intense feeling; agitated 4. steep in slope: said of roofs …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 high-pitched — also high pitched ADJ GRADED A high pitched sound is shrill and high in pitch. A woman squealed in a high pitched voice. Syn: piercing …

    English dictionary

  • 7 high-pitched — adjective Date: 1748 1. having a high pitch < a high pitched voice > 2. marked by or exhibiting strong feeling ; agitated < a high pitched, almost frantic campaign Geoffrey Rice > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 high-pitched — adjective 1. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑high • Ant: ↑low (for: ↑high) • Similar to: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 high-pitched — /huy pitcht /, adj. 1. Music. played or sung at a high pitch. 2. emotionally intense: a high pitched argument. 3. (of a roof) having an almost vertical slope; steep. [1585 95] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 high-pitched — UK / US adjective a high pitched voice or sound is very high …

    English dictionary

  • 11 ˌhigh-ˈpitched — adj a high pitched voice or sound is very high …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 high-pitched — adj. High pitched is used with these nouns: ↑buzz, ↑giggle, ↑hum, ↑scream, ↑shriek, ↑sound, ↑squeak, ↑squeal, ↑voice, ↑wail, ↑whine, ↑whistle …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 high pitched — see high pitched …

    English dictionary

  • 14 high-pitched — adjective a high pitched voice or sound is higher than usual …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 high-pitched — high, shrill (sound) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 high-pitched — adjective Of a sound, having a comparatively high pitch. Syn: high Ant: low, low pitched …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 high pitched — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, alto, ascending, aspiring, colossal, dominating, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, falsetto, haughty, high, high reaching, high set, high sounding, high toned, high up, lofty,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 high-pitched — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Elevated in pitch: high, piercing, piping, shrieky, shrill, shrilly, treble. Music: acute. See HIGH, SOUNDS …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 high-pitched — /ˈhaɪ pɪtʃt / (say huy picht) adjective 1. Music played or sung at a high pitch. 2. (of a discussion, argument, etc.) marked by strong feeling; emotionally intense. 3. (of a roof) steep. 4. aspiring; lofty; lofty in tone …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 high-pitched voice — voiced characterized by high tones …

    English contemporary dictionary