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Dictionary definition for: Sharp

1. (n) a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

2. (r) changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light" "turn sharp left here"

3. (s) (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image" "the sharp crack of a twig" "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

4. (s) ending in a sharp point

5. (n) a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

6. (s) 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 pene

7. (s) 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"

8. (s) harsh; "sharp criticism" "a sharp-worded exchange" "a tart remark"

9. (s) high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams" "a shrill whistle"

10. (s) extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"

11. (a) keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain" "sharp winds"

12. (s) very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation; "an incisive mind" "a keen intelligence" "of sharp and active intellect"

13. (a) having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"

14. (s) sour or bitter in taste

15. (a) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"

16. (s) very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"

17. (s) quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

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