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HF (pitch)


a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches


attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)




(* HF may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


high frequency | high pitch | hf [acronym]

All senses of HF...

Definition references  (+images)


High frequency | decameter band | decameter wave

radio frequencies are between 3 and 30 MHz. Also known as the decameter band or decameter wave as the wavelengths range from one to ten decameters. Frequencies immediately below HF are denoted medium frequency, and the next higher frequencies are known... (41 of 1881 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/High frequency

Collins Dictionary:

high frequency

a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3 and 30 megahertz HF (13 of 421 words, 7 usage examples)


Oxford Dictionary:

high frequency [radios]

a frequency of 3-30 megahertz (5 of 37 words, 2 usage examples)


high frequency

Syllabification: (high fre·quen·cy) | [radios] a frequency of 3-30 megahertz. (9 of 36 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/high-frequency


high frequency | HF [abbreviation]

a radio frequency between very high frequency and medium frequency (10 of 34 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/high frequency

American Heritage Dictionary:

high frequency | HF [abbreviation]

A radio frequency in the range between 3 and 30 megahertz. (11 of 16 words)



high frequency [radios]

The frequency area from 3 MHz through 30 MHz, commonly used for radio broadcasting. (14 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/high frequency

Random House Dictionary:

high frequency

the range of frequencies in the radio spectrum between 3 and 30 megahertz. (13 of 15 words)


New World Dictionary:

high frequency

any radio frequency between 3 and 30 megahertz (8 of 10 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

pitch [music]

in music, position of a single sound in the complete range of sound. Sounds are higher or lower in pitch according to the frequency of vibration of ... (27 of 506 words, 1 image)


pitch [chemical compound]

in the chemical-process industries, the black or dark brown residue obtained by distilling coal tar, wood tar, fats, fatty acids, or fatty oils. Coal ... (24 of 123 words)


pitch [speech]

in speech, the relative highness or lowness of a tone as perceived by the ear, which depends on the number of vibrations per second produced by the ... (27 of 40 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

pitch [verb] | pitched [past tense] | pitching [present participle] | pitches [3rd-person singular present] | pitch a tent

[transitive] to say, write, or create something so that it will be suitable ... | [transitive] to make a sound at a particular level | [transitive] to ... (25 of 343 words, 9 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 31

pitch | pitches [plural] | pitch shot | field [United States, sense-specific]

[countable, British] a flat area of ground for playing particular sports ... | [singular, uncountable] the level or degree of activity or of someone's ... (23 of 335 words, 11 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

tar and pitch | tar | pitch

viscous, dark-brown to black substances obtained by the destructive distillation of coal, wood, petroleum, peat, and certain other organic materials. ... (20 of 268 words)



in music, the position of a tone in the musical scale, today designated by a letter name and determined by the frequency of vibration of the source of ... (28 of 171 words)



in aviation: see airplane; airfoil. (5 of 7 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:

pitch [entry 1, British] | field

([United States] "field") an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football (14 of 31 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 1

pitch [entry 2]

the level or degree of something | [singular] the level of a feeling (12 of 87 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 2

pitch [entry 3]

a speech or act which attempts to persuade someone to buy or do something | [British] a place in a public area where a person regularly sells goods or ... (28 of 84 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 3

pitch [entry 4, singular]

the amount of slope, especially of a roof (8 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 4

pitch [entry 5]

a thick black substance which was used in the past to make wooden ships and buildings waterproof (17 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 5

pitch [entry 6]

a throw in a baseball game (6 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 6

pitch [entry 7, British] | site

([United States] "site") the piece of ground on which you can put up a tent (15 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 7

pitch [entry 8]

to move or be moved suddenly, especially by throwing (9 of 70 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 8

pitch [entry 9]

in baseball, to throw a ball towards the player with the bat in order for them to try to hit it (21 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 9

pitch [entry 10]

to put up a tent and fix it into position (10 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 10

pitch [entry 11]

to express or set something at a particular level (9 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 11

pitch [entry 12, United States]

to try to persuade someone to do something (8 of 36 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 12

pitch [entry 13]

to slope (2 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pitch 13

Encarta Dictionary:

high frequency [hyphenated when used before a noun] | high frequencies [plural] | h.f. [radios, abbreviation]

a radio frequency in the range 3-30 MHz or of wavelength 10-100 meters (13 of 32 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861691789​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

high frequency | high frequencies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "high frequency"

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Audio: English pronunciation of "hf"



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