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sharp
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 30
1. Shrill.
2. Exactly.
3. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
4. Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A sharp tool or weapon.
2. A sharp tone or note.
3. A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
4. A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.
5. An expert.
7. Same as Middlings, 1.
8. 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.
Part of Speech: superlative
2. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.
3. High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.
5. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.
6. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.
10. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.
11. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.
12. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.
13. Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.
14. Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp ( C), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To sing above the proper pitch.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To sharpen.
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