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Pich vs. Pitch: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Pich" is a misspelling, while "Pitch" is correct, referring to either a tone's frequency, a throw, or a substance used for waterproofing or paving.

Which is correct: Pich or Pitch

How to spell Pitch?

Pich is Incorrect

Pitch is Correct


Key Differences

Remember that "pitch" contains the word "hit," which is often associated with baseball, a sport where the term is frequently used.
Visualize a pitcher on a mound in a baseball game throwing the ball, which is known as a "pitch," to include the "t."
Recall that "pitch" like the pitch of sound or a baseball pitch, both have a "t" sound, ensuring you include the "t" in the spelling.
"Pitch" relates to throwing, and "t" can remind you of "toss," helping retain the correct spelling.
Associate the "t" in "pitch" with "tone," as the word can refer to the frequency of sound, especially in music.

Correct usage of Pitch

Can you hear the pich of the bird's song?
Can you hear the pitch of the bird's song?
She gave a sales pich to the potential clients.
She gave a sales pitch to the potential clients.
The boat struggled to maintain its pich in the rough sea.
The boat struggled to maintain its pitch in the rough sea.
The musician adjusted the pich of his instrument.
The musician adjusted the pitch of his instrument.
He threw the ball with a perfect pich.
He threw the ball with a perfect pitch.

Pitch Definitions

Pitch refers to the perceived frequency of a sound or note;
The violinist played a perfect pitch.
Pitch also means to set up or erect something, like a tent;
We pitched our tents beside the tranquil lake.
Pitch can mean to throw something, usually with precision;
The player pitched the ball toward the basket.
In a business context, pitch means to present or propose ideas;
She made a compelling pitch to the investors.
Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
The act or an instance of pitching.
A throw of the ball by the pitcher to the batter.
A ball so thrown
Hit the pitch into left field.
(Sports) A playing field. Also called wicket.
(Nautical) The alternate dip and rise of a vessel's bow and stern.
The alternate lift and descent of the nose and tail of an airplane.
A steep slope.
The degree of such a slope.
(Sports) A single interval between ledges or anchors used as belaying points in mountaineering
A climb of six pitches.
The angle of a roof.
The highest point of a structure
The pitch of an arch.
A level or degree, as of intensity
Worked at a feverish pitch.
(Acoustics) The distinctive quality of a sound, dependent primarily on the frequency of the sound waves produced by its source.
(Music) The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.
(Music) Any of various standards for this quality associating each tone with a particular frequency.
The distance traveled by a machine screw in a single revolution.
The distance between two corresponding points on adjacent screw threads or gear teeth.
The distance between two corresponding points on a helix.
The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
A line of talk designed to persuade
"[his] pious pitch for ... austerity" (Boston Globe).
An advertisement.
Chiefly British The stand of a vendor or hawker.
(Games) See seven-up.
(Printing) The density of characters in a printed line, usually expressed as characters per inch.
To smear or cover with pitch.
To throw, usually with careful aim.
To discard by throwing
Pitched my worn-out sneakers.
To throw (the ball) from the mound to the batter.
To play (a game or part of a game) as pitcher.
To assign as pitcher
The manager decided to pitch a left-hander.
To erect or establish; set up
Pitched a tent.
Pitch camp.
To set firmly; implant; embed
Pitched stakes in the ground.
To set at a specified downward slant
Pitched the roof at a steep angle.
To set at a particular level, degree, or quality
Pitched her expectations too high.
(Music) To set the pitch or key of.
To adapt so as to be applicable; direct
Pitched his speech to the teenagers in the audience.
(Informal) To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner
"showed up on local TV to pitch their views" (Business Week).
(Sports) To hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
To lead (a card), thus establishing the trump suit.
To discard (a card other than a trump and different in suit from the card led).
To throw or toss something, such as a ball, horseshoe, or bale.
(Baseball) To play in the position of pitcher.
To plunge headlong
He pitched over the railing.
To stumble around; lurch.
To buck, as a horse.
(Nautical) To dip bow and stern alternately.
To oscillate about a lateral axis so that the nose lifts or descends in relation to the tail. Used of an aircraft.
To oscillate about a lateral axis that is both perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and horizontal to the earth. Used of a missile or spacecraft.
To slope downward
The hill pitches steeply.
To set up living quarters; encamp; settle.
(Sports) To hit a golf ball in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
A sticky, gummy substance secreted by trees; sap.
It is hard to get this pitch off my hand.
A dark, extremely viscous material remaining in still after distilling crude oil and tar.
They put pitch on the mast to protect it.
The barrel was sealed with pitch.
It was pitch black because there was no moon.
(geology) Pitchstone.
A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand.
A good pitch in quoits
(baseball) The act of pitching a baseball.
The pitch was low and inside.
The field on which cricket, soccer, rugby, gridiron or field hockey is played. cricket pitch.}} Not often used in the US or Canada, where "field" is the preferred word.
The teams met on the pitch.
(rare) The field of battle.
An effort to sell or promote something.
He gave me a sales pitch.
The distance between evenly spaced objects, e.g. the teeth of a saw or gear, the turns of a screw thread, the centres of holes, or letters in a monospace font.
The pitch of pixels on the point scale is 72 pixels per inch.
The pitch of this saw is perfect for that type of wood.
A helical scan with a pitch of zero is equivalent to constant z-axis scanning.
The angle at which an object sits.
The pitch of the roof or haystack
The rotation angle about the transverse axis.
The degree to which a vehicle, especially a ship or aircraft, rotates on such an axis, tilting its bow or nose up or down. Compare with roll, yaw, and heave.
The pitch of an aircraft
(aviation) A measure of the angle of attack of a propeller.
The propeller blades' pitch went to 90° as the engine was feathered.
An area in a market (or similar) allocated to a particular trader.
(by extension) The place where a busker performs, a prostitute solicits clients, or an illegal gambling game etc. is set up before the public.
An area on a campsite intended for occupation by a single tent, caravan or similar.
A level or degree, or (by extension), a peak or highest degree.
A point or peak; the extreme point of elevation or depression.
The most thrust-out point of a headland or cape.
Collectively, the outermost points of some part of the body, especially the shoulders or hips.
The height a bird reaches in flight, especially a bird of prey preparing to swoop down on its prey.
A person's or animal's height.
Prominence; importance.
(climbing) A section of a climb or rock face; specifically, the climbing distance between belays or stances.
(caving) A vertical cave passage, only negotiable by using rope or ladders.
The entrance pitch requires 30 metres of rope.
(cricket) That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
A descent; a fall; a thrusting down.
The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant.
A steep pitch in the road
The pitch of a roof
(mining) The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
The perceived frequency of a sound or note.
The pitch of middle "C" is familiar to many musicians.
(music) The standard to which a group of musical instruments are tuned or in which a piece is performed, usually by reference to the frequency to which the musical note A above middle C is tuned.
Are we in baroque pitch for this one?
(music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
Bob, our pitch, let out a clear middle "C" and our conductor gave the signal to start.
To cover or smear with pitch.
To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
(transitive) To throw.
He pitched the horseshoe.
To throw (the ball) toward a batter at home plate.
The hurler pitched a curveball.
He pitched high and inside.
To play baseball in the position of pitcher.
Bob pitches today.
(transitive) To throw away; discard.
He pitched the candy wrapper.
(transitive) To promote, advertise, or attempt to sell.
He pitched the idea for months with no takers.
(transitive) To deliver in a certain tone or style, or with a certain audience in mind.
At which level should I pitch my presentation?
(transitive) To assemble or erect (a tent).
Pitch the tent over there.
(intransitive) To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
To move so that the front of an aircraft or boat goes alternatively up and down.
The typhoon pitched the deck of the ship.
The airplane pitched.
To play a short, high, lofty shot that lands with backspin.
The only way to get on the green from here is to pitch the ball over the bunker.
To bounce on the playing surface.
The ball pitched well short of the batsman.
To settle and build up, without melting.
To alight; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
(with on or upon) To fix one's choice.
(intransitive) To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
To pitch from a precipice
The field pitches toward the east.
To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones.
To set or fix.
To discard for some gain.
To attack, or position or assemble for attack.
(intransitive) To produce a note of a given pitch.
(transitive) To fix or set the tone of.
A thick, black, lustrous, and sticky substance obtained by boiling down tar. It is used in calking the seams of ships; also in coating rope, canvas, wood, ironwork, etc., to preserve them.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith.
See Pitchstone.
A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits.
That point of the ground on which the ball pitches or lights when bowled.
A point or peak; the extreme point or degree of elevation or depression; hence, a limit or bound.
Driven headlong from the pitch of heaven, downInto this deep.
Enterprises of great pitch and moment.
To lowest pitch of abject fortune.
He lived when learning was at its highest pitch.
The exact pitch, or limits, where temperance ends.
Height; stature.
The point where a declivity begins; hence, the declivity itself; a descending slope; the degree or rate of descent or slope; slant; as, a steep pitch in the road; the pitch of a roof.
The relative acuteness or gravity of a tone, determined by the number of vibrations which produce it; the place of any tone upon a scale of high and low.
The limit of ground set to a miner who receives a share of the ore taken out.
The distance from center to center of any two adjacent teeth of gearing, measured on the pitch line; - called also circular pitch.
The distance between symmetrically arranged or corresponding parts of an armature, measured along a line, called the pitch line, drawn around its length. Sometimes half of this distance is called the pitch.
To cover over or smear with pitch.
Fig.: To darken; to blacken; to obscure.
The welkin pitched with sullen could.
To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball.
To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.
To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
To set or fix, as a price or value.
To fix or place a tent or temporary habitation; to encamp.
To light; to settle; to come to rest from flight.
The tree whereon they [the bees] pitch.
To fix one's choise; - with on or upon.
Pitch upon the best course of life, and custom will render it the more easy.
To plunge or fall; esp., to fall forward; to decline or slope; as, to pitch from a precipice; the vessel pitches in a heavy sea; the field pitches toward the east.
The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
(baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
A vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk);
He was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors
Promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane;
The roof had a steep pitch
Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
A high approach shot in golf
An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance);
The pitching and tossing was quite exciting
The action or manner of throwing something;
His pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor
Throw or toss with a light motion;
Flip me the beachball
Toss me newspaper
Move abruptly;
The ship suddenly lurched to the left
Fall or plunge forward;
She pitched over the railing of the balcony
Set to a certain pitch;
He pitched his voice very low
Sell or offer for sale from place to place
Be at an angle;
The terrain sloped down
Heel over;
The tower is tilting
The ceiling is slanting
Erect and fasten;
Pitch a tent
Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball;
The pitcher delivered the ball
Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
Lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
Set the level or character of;
She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience
Pitch is a dark, sticky substance used for waterproofing;
The workers used pitch to seal the wooden boat.

Pitch Sentences

The singer's pitch was perfect throughout the performance.
Baseball players work hard to improve their pitch speed.
A good pitch can make or break a business deal.
In music, pitch refers to the highness or lowness of a note.
The pitch of the roof affects how snow accumulates in winter.
The pitch of her voice changed as she became more excited.
Investors were impressed by the entrepreneur's pitch.
The pitch of the engine's hum indicates its power.
The advertising pitch aimed to appeal to young adults.
The team's pitcher has a wide range of pitches in his arsenal.
Understanding the audience is key to delivering a successful pitch.
A persuasive pitch can attract more investors.
The sales pitch highlighted the product's unique features.
The cricket pitch was prepared for the upcoming match.
The pitch of a sound wave determines its frequency.
Nighttime cricket matches require a well-lit pitch.
He adjusted the pitch of the guitar strings before the concert.
A steep pitch can make hiking more challenging.
The airplane adjusted its pitch to begin the descent.
Marketers need to craft their pitch to stand out in a crowded market.

Pitch Idioms & Phrases

Pitch black

Extremely dark, without any light.
It was pitch black outside, making it hard to see the path.

Elevator pitch

A brief and persuasive sales pitch.
He prepared an elevator pitch for his new app to present to investors.

Sales pitch

A presentation or speech intended to persuade someone to purchase a product or service.
The sales pitch convinced us to upgrade our service package.

Pitch a fit

To display a wild and sometimes childish outburst of anger.
The toddler pitched a fit when he had to leave the playground.

Pitch in

To contribute to a common goal.
Everyone pitched in to clean up after the event.

Pitch a tent

To erect a tent.
We found a flat spot to pitch our tent at the campsite.

Pitch perfect

Completely accurate; in music, hitting every note correctly.
Her rendition of the song was pitch perfect.

Change one's pitch

To alter one's way of selling or presenting something, often to better suit the audience.
He changed his pitch after realizing the investors were more interested in sustainability.

Queer the pitch

To spoil the chance of success, typically by causing a disturbance or by intervening.
The late arrival of the guest speaker queered the pitch for the event's schedule.

Off pitch

In music, not on the correct note; generally, slightly wrong.
The choir was off pitch during the final verse.

Pitch into

To start working on something with vigor or to attack verbally.
He pitched into the meal as if he hadn't eaten in days.

Make a pitch

To give a presentation or argument in favor of something.
She made a pitch to the board about increasing the marketing budget.

At fever pitch

At a state of intense excitement or agitation.
The crowd's enthusiasm was at fever pitch during the final minutes of the game.

Pitch your voice

To adjust the sound or tone of one's voice.
The teacher pitched her voice louder to be heard over the chatter.

Steep pitch

A situation or task that is difficult to handle.
Convincing the board to increase the budget was a steep pitch.

Pitch a story

To propose a story idea to publishers or media.
The journalist pitched a story about the city's hidden history.

Pitch and toss

A game of chance played with coins; metaphorically, taking a risky chance.
Deciding to invest in the startup felt like a game of pitch and toss.


What is the pronunciation of Pitch?

Pitch is pronounced as "pich."

Which vowel is used before Pitch?

The vowel "i" is used in "pitch."

Why is it called Pitch?

It's called "pitch" from Old English "pic," meaning a resinous substance, and the verb senses may derive from the notion of throwing a substance onto a surface.

What is the plural form of Pitch?

The plural form is "pitches."

Which preposition is used with Pitch?

Prepositions like "on," "at," or "in" can be used with "pitch," depending on context.

What is the verb form of Pitch?

The verb form is also "pitch," as in to pitch a ball or an idea.

Which conjunction is used with Pitch?

Any conjunction can be used with "pitch," such as "and" or "but," depending on the sentence structure.

Is Pitch a noun or adjective?

"Pitch" is primarily a noun but can also be a verb.

What is the root word of Pitch?

The root word is the Old English "pic," meaning "a sticky substance."

Which article is used with Pitch?

Both "a" and "the" can be used with "pitch," depending on the context.

Is Pitch an adverb?

No, "pitch" is not an adverb.

Is Pitch a vowel or consonant?

"Pitch" is a word, consisting of both vowels and consonants.

Is Pitch a countable noun?

Yes, "pitch" is a countable noun (e.g., different pitches).

Is the Pitch term a metaphor?

"Pitch" can be used metaphorically, especially in language like "pitching an idea."

What is the singular form of Pitch?

"Pitch" is the singular form.

What is a stressed syllable in Pitch?

The entire word is a single, stressed syllable.

What part of speech is Pitch?

"Pitch" can be both a noun and a verb.

How many syllables are in Pitch?

There is one syllable in "pitch."

What is another term for Pitch?

Synonyms include "toss" (verb) or "tone" (noun).

What is the second form of Pitch?

The second form (past tense) is "pitched."

Is the word Pitch imperative?

No, "pitch" itself is not imperative, but can be used in an imperative sentence: "Pitch the ball!"

How do we divide Pitch into syllables?

"Pitch" is not divided; it's a single syllable.

Which determiner is used with Pitch?

Determiners like "the," "this," or "a" can be used with "pitch."

What is the third form of Pitch?

The third form (past participle) is "pitched."

Is Pitch an abstract noun?

"Pitch" can be an abstract noun when referring to the concept of sound frequency.

Is Pitch a negative or positive word?

"Pitch" is neutral; it's neither negative nor positive by itself.

Is Pitch a collective noun?

No, "pitch" is not a collective noun.

What is the opposite of Pitch?

Opposites vary by meaning: "catch" (for throw) or "dissonance" (for musical tone).

What is the first form of Pitch?

As a verb, the first form is "pitch" (present tense).

How is Pitch used in a sentence?

As a noun: "The pitcher threw a perfect pitch." As a verb: "She pitched her proposal to the committee."
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