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low-pitched

Something that sounds deep and soft, especially someone's voice, can be called low-pitched. It's polite to speak in a low-pitched voice before your houseguests have woken up in the morning.

People who sing in low registers — altos and basses, for example — have low-pitched voices, and a big dog might have a low-pitched bark, especially compared to your toy poodle's yap. This definition of low-pitched comes from the sense of pitch that means "the highness or lowness of a sound's tone." Another way to use this adjective is to mean "at a low slant or slight slope," from the pitch meaning "steepness of slope."

Definitions of low-pitched
  1. adjective
    used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
    synonyms: low
    alto, contralto
    of or being the lowest female voice
    baritone
    lower in range than tenor and higher than bass
    bass, deep
    having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range
    contrabass, double-bass
    pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range
    throaty
    sounding as if pronounced low in the throat
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    Antonyms:
    high, high-pitched
    used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
    adenoidal, nasal, pinched
    sounding as if the nose were pinched
    altissimo
    very high
    alto
    (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
    alto, countertenor
    of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor
    falsetto
    artificially high; above the normal voice range
    peaky, spiky
    having or as if having especially high-pitched spots
    piercing, sharp, shrill
    having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing
    having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
    soprano, treble
    having or denoting a high range
    sopranino
    higher in range than soprano
    tenor
    of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice
    tenor
    (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass
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  2. adjective
    set at a low angle or slant
    “a low-pitched roof”
    Synonyms:
    inclined
    at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
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