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    sharp - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sharp

    (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
    (adj) ending in a sharp point
    Synonyms : acuate , acute , needlelike
    (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
    (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
    (adj) harsh
    Synonyms : sharp-worded , tart
    Example Sentence
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark
    (adj) having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    Synonyms : shrill
    Example Sentence
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety
    (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
    (adj) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    Example Sentence
    • a sharp pain
    • sharp winds
    (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
    (adj) (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    Example Sentence
    • C sharp
    (adj) very sudden and in great amount or degree
    Example Sentence
    • a sharp drop in the stock market
    (adj) quick and forceful
    Example Sentence
    • a sharp blow
    (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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