Definition of Pitchy

1. Adjective. Of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal.

Exact synonyms: Coal-black, Jet, Jet-black, Sooty
Similar to: Achromatic, Neutral
Derivative terms: Pitch, Soot



2. Adjective. Having the characteristics of pitch or tar.
Exact synonyms: Resinous, Resiny, Tarry
Similar to: Adhesive
Derivative terms: Pitch, Resin, Resin

Definition of Pitchy

1. a. Partaking of the qualities of pitch; resembling pitch.

Definition of Pitchy

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch. ¹

2. Adjective. Very dark black; pitch-black. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: music) Off pitch; out of tune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pitchy

1. tarry [adj PITCHIER, PITCHIEST] - See also: tarry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitchy

pitchman
pitchmen
pitchout
pitchouts
pitchpenny
pitchpole
pitchpoled
pitchpoles
pitchpoling
pitchside
pitchstone
pitcht
pitchwoman
pitchwomen
pitchwork
pitchy (current term)
piteous
piteously
piteousness
piteousnesses
pitfall
pitfalling
pitfalls
pitful
pitfuls
pith
pith hat
pith helmet
pith helmets
pithball

Literary usage of Pitchy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of British Coleoptera, Or Beetles: Containing a Brief Description by James Francis Stephens (1839)
"MU 143 — Very convex; deep shining black ; finely punctured: elytra pitchy-black, with the sides chestnut red; the disc punctate-striate ; thighs black ..."

2. Entomologia Edinensis: Or A Description and History of the Insects Found in by James Wilson, James Duncan (1834)
"A variety occurs entirely of a pitchy-red colour ; probably immature. ... abdomen pitchy, the deflexed margin of the elytra and legs yellowish-red. ..."

3. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (1864)
"Pronotum pitchy-black, very much deflected towards the head, finely punctured, ... Scutellum pitchy-black, with a semicircular depression at the base ..."

4. List of the Specimens of Homopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker (1851)
"fore border, with a very broad pitchy stripe, which embraces the eyelets and is intersected by a narrow yellow stripe ; its length a ..."

5. A Manual of British Coleoptera, Or Beetles: Containing a Brief Description by James Francis Stephens (1839)
"MU 143 — Very convex; deep shining black ; finely punctured: elytra pitchy-black, with the sides chestnut red; the disc punctate-striate ; thighs black ..."

6. Entomologia Edinensis: Or A Description and History of the Insects Found in by James Wilson, James Duncan (1834)
"A variety occurs entirely of a pitchy-red colour ; probably immature. ... abdomen pitchy, the deflexed margin of the elytra and legs yellowish-red. ..."

7. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine (1864)
"Pronotum pitchy-black, very much deflected towards the head, finely punctured, ... Scutellum pitchy-black, with a semicircular depression at the base ..."

8. List of the Specimens of Homopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker (1851)
"fore border, with a very broad pitchy stripe, which embraces the eyelets and is intersected by a narrow yellow stripe ; its length a ..."

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