Etymology
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pitchy (adj.)

1510s, "of the nature of or resembling pitch," from pitch (n.2) + -y (2). From 1580s as "black, dark, dismal." Related: Pitchiness.

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Definitions of pitchy

pitchy (adj.)
of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal;
Synonyms: coal-black / jet / jet-black / sooty
pitchy (adj.)
having the characteristics of pitch or tar;
Synonyms: resinous / resiny / tarry
From wordnet.princeton.edu