Definitions for sharp

Definitions for (noun) sharp

Main entry: sharp

Definition: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

Main entry: sharp

Definition: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

Definitions for (adj) sharp

Main entry: sharp, shrewd, astute

Definition: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

Usage: 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

Main entry: crisp, sharp

Definition: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

Usage: a sharp photographic image; the sharp crack of a twig; the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

Main entry: sharp

Definition: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing

Usage: a sharp knife; a pencil with a sharp point

Main entry: sharp

Definition: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point

Usage: a sharp pain; sharp winds

Main entry: sharp

Definition: quick and forceful

Usage: a sharp blow

Main entry: sharp

Definition: very sudden and in great amount or degree

Usage: a sharp drop in the stock market

Main entry: sharp, precipitous, abrupt

Definition: extremely steep

Usage: an abrupt canyon; the precipitous rapids of the upper river; the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings; a sharp drop

Main entry: sharp, shrill

Definition: having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

Usage: a shrill whistle; a shrill gaiety

Main entry: sharp

Definition: (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

Usage: C sharp

Main entry: penetrating, penetrative, incisive, discriminating, piercing, acute, keen, knifelike, sharp

Definition: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Usage: 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

Main entry: sharp, sharp-worded, tart

Definition: harsh

Usage: sharp criticism; a sharp-worded exchange; a tart remark

Main entry: sharp, needlelike, acuate, acute

Definition: ending in a sharp point

Definitions for (adv) sharp

Main entry: sharp, sharply, acutely

Definition: changing suddenly in direction and degree

Usage: 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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