What does the word pitchy mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Resembling pitch; intensely dark.

Usage examples for pitchy

  1. Few readers of these lines will forget the verses with which Envy plays prologue to " Poetaster; or, his Arraignment": Light, I salute thee, but with wounded nerves, Wishing thy golden splendor pitchy darkness. – The Age of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  2. We had pitchy darkness to favour our advance; but we knew that the moon would soon rise, and enable us to make the necessary observations. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. It could be seen spinning in immense rolling masses, the outer parts of which were turned by the sunshine to a dingy brown color, while the main stem of the column, rising directly from the great crater, was of pitchy blackness. – The Second Deluge by Garrett P. Serviss
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