Today’s English word of the day is: pitch. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘pitch’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
pitch: things that are said by someone (such as a salesman) in order to make someone want to buy, do, or accept something
American English Pronunciation: /pɪtʃ/
🤔: Harriet has got a flight at 3:00 PM, so you’re going to have to deliver your pitch really quickly.
😉: No problem. I already knew about her flight, so I’ve pared it down to ten minutes.
😎: Hey, baby. You’re pretty hot. Are you looking for a young stallion? [flexes]
🤢: Is that really your pitch? I knew I shouldn’t have agreed to this blind date. I’m out.
Want more practice using the word ‘pitch’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… The word pitch with this meaning actually comes up in my parents’ song, Frank Sinatra’s “Witchcraft”. As a kid, this is the song my dad always sang to my mom, so it has a special place in my heart. At one point in the song, he sings, “It’s such an ancient pitch, but one that I’d never switch…”
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Definition source: Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary