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English definition of “pitch”

pitch

noun     /pɪtʃ/
SPORT [C] UK B2 (US field) an area of ground where a sport is played: a cricket/football pitchSurfaces on which sports take placeBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
THROW [C] in baseball, a throw towards the person who is going to hit the ball: He struck out two batters with six pitches.General terms used in ball sportsBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
SOUND [U] how high or low a sound isTechnical music terms
PERSUADING [C, U] the things someone says in order to persuade you to do something: I wasn't very impressed by his sales pitch. → See also fever pitchUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of pitch noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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