fever pitch

fe·ver pitch
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fee-ver pich]
    • /ˈfi vər pɪtʃ/
    • /ˈfiːvə(r) pɪtʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fee-ver pich]
    • /ˈfi vər pɪtʃ/

Definitions of fever pitch words

  • noun fever pitch a high degree of excitement, as of a gathering of people: The announcement of victory brought the crowd to fever pitch. 1
  • uncountable noun fever pitch If something is at fever pitch, it is in an extremely active or excited state. 0
  • noun fever pitch a state of intense excitement 0
  • noun fever pitch (Idiomatic) Extreme excitement. 0

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Origin of fever pitch

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Fever pitch


fever pitch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fever pitch usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fever pitch

noun fever pitch

  • rush — to move, act, or progress with speed, impetuosity, or violence.

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