Meaning & Definition of Sharp in English
1. A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
2. A long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
1. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
- "A sharp photographic image"
- "The sharp crack of a twig"
- "The crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
2. Ending in a sharp point
3. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
- "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"
4. Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
- "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"
- "Sharp criticism"
- "A sharp-worded exchange"
- "A tart remark"
6. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
- "A shrill whistle"
- "A shrill gaiety"
7. Extremely steep
- "An abrupt canyon"
- "The precipitous rapids of the upper river"
- "The precipitous hills of chinese paintings"
- "A sharp drop"
8. Keenly and painfully felt
- As if caused by a sharp edge or point
- "A sharp pain"
- "Sharp winds"
9. Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point
- Suitable for cutting or piercing
- "A sharp knife"
- "A pencil with a sharp point"
10. (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
- "C sharp"
11. Very sudden and in great amount or degree
- "A sharp drop in the stock market"
12. Quick and forceful
- "A sharp blow"
1. Changing suddenly in direction and degree
- "The road twists sharply after the light"
- "Turn sharp left here"
- "The visor was acutely peaked"
- "Her shoes had acutely pointed toes"