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Definition of Sharp

  • Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.
  • Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.
  • Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash.
  • High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.
  • Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharpC♯), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.
  • So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat.
  • Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.
  • Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.
  • Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.
  • Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.
  • Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
  • Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.
  • Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.
  • Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.
  • Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p k t f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.
  • To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
  • Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.
  • The character [♯] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.
  • A sharp tone or note.
  • A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
  • A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts betweens, and sharps.
  • Same as Middlings, 1.
  • An expert.
  • To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.
  • To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
  • To sing above the proper pitch.
  • a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  • a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • changing suddenly in direction and degree
  • having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
  • keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
  • (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone

How to use sharp in a sentence. Sharp pronunciation.

Yet there the voices sounded, one sharp and peevish with anger, the other low and rough.
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In falling his head struck violently a sharp corner of the pedestal.
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The suggestion in his words had seemed natural; but, from the first, a sharp suspicion was in the mind of Hylda, and his last words had convinced her that if Nahoum did not surely know the truth, he suspected it all too well.
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Presently Harrik entered, impassive, yet alert, his slight, handsome figure in sharp contrast to the men lounging in the cushions before him, who salaamed as he came forward.
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They saw only the yellow sand, the ever-receding oasis, the brackish, undrinkable water, the withered and fruitless date- tree, handfuls of dourha for their food by day, and the keen, sharp night to chill their half-dead bodies in a half-waking sleep.
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Presently, upon the silence, her voice sharp with agony said: "I am a leper, and I go to that desert place which my lord has set apart for lepers, where, dead to the world, I shall watch the dreadful years come and go.
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We sat up the rest of the night playing cribbage and keeping a sharp lookout for the enemy.
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The crooked Carson was full to the brim, and its waters were raging and foaming in the wildest way-sweeping around the sharp bends at a furious speed, and bearing on their surface a chaos of logs, brush and all sorts of rubbish.
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He could hear every word that was spoken in the court-yard; the deep voice was the senator's, the high sharp tones must be the centurion's.
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Only one foot was firm on the ground; the other-with its thin sandal all torn by the sharp stones-was stretched out over the abyss, ready for the next fatal step.
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While he was away the dog remained by his mistress, and would now lick her hand, now put his sharp little nose close up to her mouth, and examine her with an anxious expression, as if to ascertain her state of health.
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When Sirona's lips began to move and to recover their rosy color, he stroked Iambe's smooth sharp head, and said, as he held a leaf that he had curled up to hold some water to Sirona's lips, "Look, little fellow, how she begins to enjoy it!
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He is purposely drawn in sharp contrast to the cultivated charming Russian gentlemen with whom he talks.
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In sharp contrast with him, Turgenev has created the character Solomin, who is not at all "typically Russian," but who must be if the revolutionary cause is to triumph.
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Dostoevski is fond of interrupting the course of his narratives with dreams,-dreams that often have no connection with the plot, so far as there may be said to exist a plot,-but dreams of vivid and sharp verisimilitude.
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To many who with despondency protest that they have not faith enough, get along so slow, are too weak, &c, the following sharp retort of Hick will prove a bright lining to their dark cloud of failing, and lead them to plod on in prayer.
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He told the watch to keep a sharp lookout for a ship, and immediately on sighting the Loch Earn bore down upon her.
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Part of the pleasure she found in Crewe's society came from her sense of being so undeniably his superior; she liked to give him a sharp command, and observe his ready obedience.
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He turned the sharp corner, and disappeared.
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It was the sharp rejoinder of a woman of the world.
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Examples of Sharp

Example #1
I could not hear what was said.
Example #2
The door was open, but I could see no one.
Example #3
He lurched, rolled over on the floor, and lay still.
Example #4
Before he could move forward or raise his arm, however, David struck him a blow in the neck which flung him upon a square marble pedestal intended for a statue.
Example #5
Her instinct had pierced far; and as she realised his suspicions, perhaps his certainty, and heard his words of covert insult, which, as she saw, David did not appreciate, anger and determination grew in her.
Example #6
In David's mind there was no suspicion that Nahoum knew the truth.