HyperDic: sharp

English > 15 senses of the word sharp:
ADJECTIVEallsharp, crisp(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
allsharp, acuate, acute, needlelikeending in a sharp point
allsharp, acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercinghaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
allsharp, astute, shrewdmarked by practical hardheaded intelligence
allsharp, sharp-worded, tartharsh
allsharp, shrillhaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
allsharp, abrupt, precipitousextremely steep
allsharpkeenly and painfully felt
allsharphaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point
allsharp(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
allsharpvery sudden and in great amount or degree
allsharpquick and forceful
NOUNcommunicationsharpa musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
artifactsharpa long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
ADVERBallsharp, sharply, acutelychanging suddenly in direction and degree
sharp > pronunciation
Soundsshaa'rp
RhymesArp ... Tharp: 7 rhymes with aarp...
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of something seen or heard) clearly defined.
Examples
  • "a sharp photographic image"
  • "the sharp crack of a twig"
Synonymcrisp
BroaderdistinctEasy to perceive / perceive
Spanishdefinido, nítido
Nounssharpnessthe quality of being sharp and clear
Adverbssharplyin a well delineated manner
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 2
Meaningending in a sharp point.
Synonymsacuate, acute, needlelike
BroaderpointedHaving a point
Spanishacicular, afilado, agudo, puntiagudo
Catalanafilat, agut, punxegut
Nounssharpa long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
sharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.
Example "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
Synonymsacute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing
BroaderperceptiveHaving the ability to perceive or understand
Spanishafilado, agudo, fino, incisivo, mordaz, penetrante, punzante
Catalanafilat, agut, fi, incisiu, penetrant
Nounssharpnessa quick and penetrating intelligence
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmarked by practical hardheaded intelligence.
Synonymsastute, shrewd
Broadersmartshowing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
Spanishastuta, astuto, perspicaz, sagaz
Catalanastut, perspicaç, sagaç
Nounssharpnessa quick and penetrating intelligence
Adverbsacutelyin a shrewd manner
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 5
Meaningharsh.
Examples
  • "sharp criticism"
  • "a sharp-worded exchange"
Synonymssharp-worded, tart
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Nounssharpnessharshness of manner
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones.
Synonymshrill
Broaderhigh, high-pitchedUsed of sounds and voices
Spanishagudo, estridente, penetrante
Catalanagut, estrident, penetrant
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 7
MeaningExtremely steep.
Example "a sharp drop"
Synonymsabrupt, precipitous
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Spanishabrupto, brusco, repentino, súbito
Catalanabrupte, brusc, repentí, sobtat
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 8
Meaningkeenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point.
Examples
  • "a sharp pain"
  • "sharp winds"
Narroweracute, intenseExtremely sharp or intense
cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingPainful as if caused by a sharp instrument
fulguratingsharp and piercing
salt(of speech) painful or bitter
Oppositedullnot keenly felt
Nounssharpnessthe quality of being keenly and painfully felt
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 9
MeaningHaving or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing.
Examples
  • "a sharp knife"
  • "a pencil with a sharp point"
Attribute ofsharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
Narrowercarnassial(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
chisel-likeresembling a chisel
dagger-likeresembling a dagger
drill-likeresembling a drill
edgedHaving a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified
fang-likeresembling a fang / fang
file-likeresembling a file
incisiveSuitable for cutting or piercing
keenHaving a sharp cutting edge or point
knifelikecutting or able to cut as if with a knife
metal-cuttingHard and sharp enough to cut metal
penetrative, penetratingtending to penetrate
razor-sharpAs sharp as a razor
sharp-toothedHaving sharp teeth
sharpenedmade sharp or sharper
See alsopointedHaving a point
Oppositedullnot having a sharp edge or point
Spanishafilado, agudo
Catalanagut
Nounssharpnessthinness of edge or fineness of point
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 10
Meaning(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone.
Example"C sharp"
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Oppositeflat(of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
natural(of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
Spanishsostenido
Nounssharpa musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 11
MeaningVery sudden and in great amount or degree.
Example"a sharp drop in the stock market"
Broadersuddenhappening / happening without warning or in a short space of time
Adverbssharplychanging suddenly in direction and degree
English > sharp: 15 senses > adjective 12
MeaningQuick and forceful.
Example"a sharp blow"
BroaderforcefulCharacterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
Nounssharpnessthe quality of being keenly and painfully felt
English > sharp: 15 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named.
Narrowerdouble sharpA musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishsostenido
Adjectivessharp(of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
English > sharp: 15 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA long thin sewing needle with a sharp point.
Broadersewing needleA needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
Adjectivessharpending in a sharp point
English > sharp: 15 senses > adverb 1
Meaningchanging suddenly in direction and degree.
Examples
  • "the road twists sharply after the light"
  • "turn sharp left here"
Synonymssharply, acutely

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