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Pitch black, pitch perfect

Posted by SR on May 20, 2004

In Reply to: Pitch black, pitch perfect posted by j k on May 20, 2004

: I'd like to know the difference in the usage of *pitch* in word combinations like pitch black or pitch perfect.

: Thanks

: The "pitch" in pitch black refers to tar, that black sticky stuff used to surface roads, while the "pitch" in perfect pitch refers to the musical notes of the scale.