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sharp - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sharp

Definition
(noun) a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
Definition
(noun) a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
Definition
(adj) (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
Synonyms : crisp
Example Sentence
  • a sharp photographic image
  • the sharp crack of a twig
  • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

Definition
(adj) ending in a sharp point
Synonyms : acuate , acute , needlelike

Definition
(adj) having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
Example Sentence
  • an acute observer of politics and politicians
  • incisive comments
  • icy knifelike reasoning
  • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
  • penetrating insight
  • frequent penetrative observations

Definition
(adj) marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
Synonyms : astute , shrewd
Example Sentence
  • a smart businessman
  • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
  • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

Definition
(adj) harsh
Synonyms : sharp-worded , tart
Example Sentence
  • sharp criticism
  • a sharp-worded exchange
  • a tart remark

Definition
(adj) having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
Synonyms : shrill
Example Sentence
  • a shrill whistle
  • a shrill gaiety

Definition
(adj) extremely steep
Synonyms : abrupt , precipitous
Example Sentence
  • an abrupt canyon
  • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
  • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
  • a sharp drop

Definition
(adj) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
Example Sentence
  • a sharp pain
  • sharp winds

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(adj) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
Example Sentence
  • a sharp knife
  • a pencil with a sharp point

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(adj) (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
Example Sentence
  • C sharp

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(adj) very sudden and in great amount or degree
Example Sentence
  • a sharp drop in the stock market

Definition
(adj) quick and forceful
Example Sentence
  • a sharp blow

Definition
(adv) changing suddenly in direction and degree
Synonyms : acutely , sharply
Example Sentence
  • the road twists sharply after the light
  • turn sharp left here
  • the visor was acutely peaked
  • her shoes had acutely pointed toes

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