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Definitions of sharp

  1. To play tricks in bargaining. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To sharpen. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make higher in pitch by a semitone. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To sing above the proper pitch. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To sing or play above the correct pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To make keen or acute; to mark with a sharp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To mark with a sharp. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. A sharp tool or weapon. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A sharp tone or note. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The character [] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. In music, a tone or note raised a semitone in pitch; a character on a degree of the staff indicating that the degree is a half step higher in pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. An acute sound: (music) a note raised a semitone: the character directing this: a shrewdly dishonest person, especially at gaming and speculating. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A note raised a semitone; character # denoting this. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. A note raised a half step in pitch, or a character (#) indicating this. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A long and slender needle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A sharper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. An acute sound; a note artificially raised a semitone, marked thus; the mark itself. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Same as Middlings, 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. In music, a note raised by a certain figure, itself also termed a sharp. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Piercingly; keenly; to an edge or point. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Sharply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. In a sharp manner; on the very instant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. sour or bitter in taste Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind"; "a keen intelligence"; "of sharp and active intellect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  46. high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. quick and forceful; "a sharp blow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. (music) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  52. harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  53. raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Having a thin edge; as, a sharp knife; ending in a fine point; well-defined; distinct; keen; as, a sharp eye; severe; as, a sharp pain; shrill; as. A sharp sound; acid or pungent; as, a sharp taste; sarcastic or bitter; as, a sharp reproof; intensely cold; attentive; as, a sharp lookout; violent; abrupt; as, a sharp bend in the road; in music, above true pitch; raised a semitone in pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. Having a thin, cutting edge or fine point: peaked or ridged: affecting the senses as if pointed or cutting: severe: keen: of keen or quick perception: pungent: biting: sarcastic: eager: fierce: impetuous: shrill. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. Having a cutting edge or fine point; keen; acute; severe; eager; fierce; acid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. Having a keen edge or an acute point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Keen of perception; quick witted; shrewd. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Ardent; quick; eger. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Painful; harsh; rigorous; sarcastic; bitter; pungent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Distinct, as in outline. Being above the proper pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Having a very thin edge or fine point; terminating in an edge or point; peaked acute-angled; not obtuse; acute of mind; ready at invention; witty; of quick nice perception; sour; shrill; severe; harsh; sarcastic; severely rigid; keen; fierce; very painful; very vigilant; piercing; subtle; thin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. Having a keen edge or a fine point; bent at an angle less than a right angle; acute of mind; of quick or nice perceptions; acid; pungent; shrill; not flat, as sounds; biting or piercing, as the wind; harsh, fierce, or severe, as words; characterised by keenness or severity; keenly attentive to one's own interest; unfair; knavish; narrow; lean; hard, as sand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sharp

  1. He felt a sharp fear of Paredes. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  2. There ain't no way out of it; I told Mr. Weskin I 'd expect him at sharp eight on sharp business, 'n' he 'll come. – Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs by Anne Warner
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