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sharp

 (shärp)
adj. sharp·er, sharp·est
1. Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
2.
a. Having clear form and detail: a sharp photographic image.
b. Terminating in an edge or a point: sharp angular cliffs; a sharp nose.
c. Clearly and distinctly set forth: sharp contrasts in behavior.
3. Abrupt or acute: a sharp drop; a sharp turn.
4.
a. Intellectually penetrating; astute: was sharp in his analysis of the problem.
b. Marked by keenness and accuracy of perception: sharp hearing.
5. Crafty or deceitful, as in business dealings: sharp selling practices.
6. Vigilant; alert: kept a sharp lookout for shoplifters.
7.
a. Briskly or keenly cold and cutting: a sharp wind.
b. Harsh or biting in tone or character: sharp criticism.
8. Fierce or impetuous; violent: a sharp temper; a sharp assault.
9. Intense; severe: a sharp pain.
10.
a. Sudden and shrill: a sharp whistle.
b. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling: a sharp flash of lightning.
11. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste: a sharp pungent odor; a sharp cheese.
12. Composed of hard angular particles: sharp sand.
13. Music
a. Raised in pitch by a semitone.
b. Being above the proper pitch.
c. Having the key signature in sharps.
14. Informal Attractive or stylish: a sharp jacket.
adv.
1. In a sharp manner: hit me sharp on the brow.
2. Punctually; exactly: at three o'clock sharp.
3. Music Above the true or proper pitch.
n.
1. Music
a. A sign (#) used to indicate that a note is to be raised by a semitone.
b. A note that is raised a semitone.
2.
a. A slender sewing needle with a very fine point.
b. A hypodermic needle: a canister for disposing of used sharps.
3. Informal
a. An expert.
b. A shrewd cheater; a sharper.
v. sharped, sharp·ing, sharps Music
v.tr.
To raise in pitch by a semitone.
v.intr.
To play or sing above the proper pitch.

[Middle English, from Old English scearp; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

sharp′ly adv.
sharp′ness n.
Synonyms: sharp, keen1, acute
These adjectives all apply literally to fine edges, points, or tips. Figuratively they indicate mental alertness and clarity of comprehension. Sharp suggests quickness and astuteness: "a young man of sharp and active intellect" (John Henry Newman).
Keen implies clear-headedness and acuity: a journalist with a keen mind and quick wits.
Acute suggests penetrating perception or discernment: an acute observer of national politics. See Also Synonyms at fashionable.

sharp

(ʃɑːp)
adj
1. having a keen edge suitable for cutting
2. having an edge or point; not rounded or blunt
3. involving a sudden change, esp in direction: a sharp bend.
4. moving, acting, or reacting quickly, efficiently, etc: sharp reflexes.
5. clearly defined
6. mentally acute; clever; astute
7. sly or artful; clever in an underhand way: sharp practice.
8. bitter or harsh: sharp words.
9. shrill or penetrating: a sharp cry.
10. having an acrid taste
11. keen; biting: a sharp wind; sharp pain.
12. (Music, other) music
a. (immediately postpositive) denoting a note that has been raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone: B sharp.
b. (of an instrument, voice, etc) out of tune by being or tending to be too high in pitch. Compare flat123
13. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics a less common word for fortis
14. informal
a. stylish
b. too smart
15. at the sharp end involved in the area of any activity where there is most difficulty, competition, danger, etc
adv
16. in a sharp manner
17. exactly: six o'clock sharp.
18. (Music, other) music
a. higher than a standard pitch
b. out of tune by being or tending to be too high in pitch: she sings sharp. Compare flat129
n
19. (Music, other) music
a. an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by one chromatic semitone. Usual symbol:
b. a note affected by this accidental. Compare flat135
20. (Knitting & Sewing) a thin needle with a sharp point
21. informal a sharper
22. (Medicine) (usually plural) any medical instrument with sharp point or edge, esp a hypodermic needle
vb
(Music, other) (tr) music US and Canadian to raise the pitch of (a note), esp by one chromatic semitone. Usual equivalent in Britain and certain other countries): sharpen
interj
slang South African an exclamation of full agreement or approval
[Old English scearp; related to Old Norse skarpr, Old High German scarpf, Old Irish cerb, Lettish skarbs]
ˈsharply adv
ˈsharpness n

Sharp

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(Biography) Cecil (James). 1859–1924, British musician, best known for collecting, editing, and publishing English folk songs

sharp

(ʃɑrp)

adj. sharp•er, sharp•est,
v.
adv., n. adj.
1. having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.
2. terminating in an edge or point; not blunt or rounded: sharp corners.
3. involving an abrupt change in direction or course: a sharp curve in the road.
4. clearly defined; distinct: a sharp contrast.
5. pungent or biting in taste: a sharp cheese.
6. piercing or shrill in sound: a sharp cry.
7. keenly cold, as weather: a sharp, biting wind.
8. felt acutely; intense: sharp pain.
9. merciless, caustic, or harsh: sharp words.
10. alert or vigilant: a sharp watch.
11. mentally acute: a sharp lad.
12. extremely sensitive; keen.
13. shrewd or astute: a sharp bargainer.
14. shrewd to the point of dishonesty: sharp practice.
15. Music.
a. (of a tone) raised a chromatic half step in pitch: F sharp.
b. above an intended pitch, as a note; too high (opposed to flat).
16. Informal. very stylish: a sharp dresser.
v.t.
17. Music. to raise in pitch, esp. by one chromatic half step.
v.i.
18. Music. to sound above the true pitch.
adv.
19. keenly or acutely.
20. abruptly or suddenly.
21. punctually: Meet me at one o'clock sharp.
22. Music. above the true pitch.
n.
23. Usu., sharps. a medium-length, all-purpose sewing needle with a sharp point.
24. sharper.
25. Informal. an expert.
26. Music.
a. a tone one chromatic half step above a given tone.
b. (in musical notation) the symbol ♯ indicating this.
[before 900; (adj.) Middle English; Old English scearp, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon skarp, Old High German skar(p)f, Old Norse skarpr]
sharp′ly, adv.
sharp′ness, n.
syn: sharp, keen, intelligent, quick may all be applied to mental qualities and abilities. sharp means mentally alert or acute; it implies a clever and astute quality: a sharp mind. keen suggests an incisive, observant, or penetrating nature: a keen observer. intelligent means not only acute, alert, and active, but also able to reason and understand: an intelligent reader. quick suggests lively and rapid comprehension, prompt response to instruction, and the like: quick at figures.

sharp


Past participle: sharped
Gerund: sharping

Imperative
sharp
sharp
Present
I sharp
you sharp
he/she/it sharps
we sharp
you sharp
they sharp
Preterite
I sharped
you sharped
he/she/it sharped
we sharped
you sharped
they sharped
Present Continuous
I am sharping
you are sharping
he/she/it is sharping
we are sharping
you are sharping
they are sharping
Present Perfect
I have sharped
you have sharped
he/she/it has sharped
we have sharped
you have sharped
they have sharped
Past Continuous
I was sharping
you were sharping
he/she/it was sharping
we were sharping
you were sharping
they were sharping
Past Perfect
I had sharped
you had sharped
he/she/it had sharped
we had sharped
you had sharped
they had sharped
Future
I will sharp
you will sharp
he/she/it will sharp
we will sharp
you will sharp
they will sharp
Future Perfect
I will have sharped
you will have sharped
he/she/it will have sharped
we will have sharped
you will have sharped
they will have sharped
Future Continuous
I will be sharping
you will be sharping
he/she/it will be sharping
we will be sharping
you will be sharping
they will be sharping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sharping
you have been sharping
he/she/it has been sharping
we have been sharping
you have been sharping
they have been sharping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sharping
you will have been sharping
he/she/it will have been sharping
we will have been sharping
you will have been sharping
they will have been sharping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sharping
you had been sharping
he/she/it had been sharping
we had been sharping
you had been sharping
they had been sharping
Conditional
I would sharp
you would sharp
he/she/it would sharp
we would sharp
you would sharp
they would sharp
Past Conditional
I would have sharped
you would have sharped
he/she/it would have sharped
we would have sharped
you would have sharped
they would have sharped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharp - a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note namedsharp - a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
double sharp - a musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones
2.sharp - a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
sewing needle - a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
Adj.1.sharp - (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"
2.sharp - ending in a sharp pointsharp - ending in a sharp point    
pointed - having a point
3.sharp - having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctionssharp - 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"
perceptive - having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment; "a perceptive eye"; "a perceptive observation"
4.sharp - marked by practical hardheaded intelligencesharp - 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"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
5.sharp - harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
6.sharp - having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
7.sharp - extremely steepsharp - extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
steep - having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
8.sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
dull - not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain"
9.sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
pointed - having a point
dull - not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
10.sharp - (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
flat - (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat"
natural - (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural"
11.sharp - very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market"
sudden - happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure"
12.sharp - quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"
forceful - characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical); "a forceful speaker"; "a forceful personality"; "forceful measures"; "a forceful plan for peace"
Adv.1.sharp - 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"

sharp

adjective
1. keen, cutting, sharpened, honed, jagged, whetted, knife-edged, razor-sharp, serrated, knifelike Using a sharp knife, cut away the pith and peel from both fruits.
keen dull, blunt, rounded, edgeless, unsharpened
2. pointed, tapering, tapered, spiky, pointy sharp-toed cowboy boots
3. quick-witted, clever, astute, acute, knowing, ready, quick, bright, alert, subtle, penetrating, apt, discerning, on the ball (informal), perceptive, observant, long-headed He is very sharp and swift with repartee.
quick-witted slow, stupid, dim, dumb (informal), slow on the uptake, dull-witted
5. sudden, marked, abrupt, extreme, distinct There's been a sharp rise in the rate of inflation.
sudden gentle, moderate, progressive, gradual, even
6. clear, distinct, clear-cut, well-defined, crisp All the footmarks are quite sharp and clear.
clear blurred, unclear, fuzzy, ill-defined, indistinct
7. sour, strong, tart, pungent, hot, burning, acid, bitter, tangy, acidic, acerbic, acrid, piquant, acetic, vinegary, acerb a colourless, almost odourless liquid with a sharp, sweetish taste
sour mild, bland, tasteless
8. cold, biting, keen, bitter, intense, raw, chill, harsh, piercing, penetrating, icy, brisk, chilly, glacial The wind was not as sharp and cruel as it had been.
9. (Informal) stylish, smart, fashionable, trendy (informal), chic, classy (slang), snappy, natty (informal), dressy Now politics is all about the right haircut and a sharp suit.
11. steep, sheer, vertical, abrupt, precipitous There could be a sharp drop at the entrance to the cave.
adverb
1. promptly, precisely, exactly, on time, on the dot, punctually She planned to unlock the store at 8.00 sharp.
promptly roughly, more or less, approximately, vaguely, round about
2. suddenly, unexpectedly, abruptly, without warning Events mid-month should pull you up sharp.
suddenly slowly, gradually, gently, bit by bit

sharp

adjective
1. Having a fine edge, as for cutting:
3. Clearly defined; not ambiguous:
4. Mentally quick and original:
5. Possessing or displaying perceptions of great accuracy and sensitivity:
6. Deceitfully clever:
8. Marked by severity or intensity:
9. Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a strong and often harsh sensation:
Archaic: poignant.
10. Informal. Being or in accordance with the current fashion:
Informal: classy, in, snappy, swish, tony, trendy.
Slang: with-it.
Translations
بالضَّبْط، تماماًبِنَغمَةٍ حادَّهحادّحادُّ النَّغَمَهعلامة لِتُشير الى إرتفاع النَّغَمَه
ostrýpřesněpříliš vysokopříliš vysokýpřísný
skarpspidsstærkstrengbrat
terävätyylikäshuijaripistäväristi
oštar
élesélesenemelésfél hanggal felemelthamisan
beitturhækkaîur tónnharîurkrappurkross, hækkunarmerki
激しい鋭い
날카로운
aštraus protodiezasdrožtukaslygiaipaaukštintas pustoniu
assatzīmēts ar diēzubargsdiēzsgriezīgs
scherpscherpestekendsterkstraf
o poltón zvýšenýpríliš vysoký
bisterbistroumenkiselkoničastmočan
vasskorsförteckenskarpstark
แหลมคมฉับพลัน
rõ rệtsắc

sharp

[ʃɑːp]
A. ADJ (sharper (compar) (sharpest (superl)))
1. (= not blunt) [edge] → afilado; [needle] → puntiagudo
to have a sharp pointser muy puntiagudo
the stick ended in a sharp pointel palo acababa en una punta afilada
to be at the sharp endestar en primera línea de fuego
they are living at the sharp end of the recessionson los que se llevan la peor parte de la recesión, son los más afectados por la recesión
2. (= abrupt, acute) [bend, angle] → cerrado; [rise, drop, turn by car] → brusco
he made a sharp turn to the leftgiró bruscamente a la izquierda
3. (of person) (= alert) → avispado, perspicaz; (= unscrupulous) → listo, vivo; [mind] → agudo, perspicaz
you'll have to be sharper than thattendrás que espabilarte
he's as sharp as they comees de lo más listo or vivo
his sharp eyes spotted a free seatsus ojos de lince vieron un asiento libre
I have to keep a sharp eye on himcon él tengo que estar ojo avizor
sharp practiceartimañas fpl
to be as sharp as a needleser más listo que el hambre
4. (= brusque) [retort] → seco, cortante; [rebuke, tone] → áspero, severo; [tongue] → afilada, mordaz
to have a sharp tonguetener la lengua afilada, tener una lengua viperina
to be sharp with sbser seco or cortante con algn
5. (= strong) [taste] → ácido; [smell, cheese] → fuerte
6. (= clear, well-defined) [outline, image] → nítido; [contrast] → claro, marcado; [sound] → claro; [features] → marcado, anguloso
these issues have been brought into sharp focus by the economic crisisla crisis económica ha situado estos temas en primer plano
7. (= intense) [pain] → agudo; [cold, wind] → cortante; [frost] → fuerte
a sharp blow to the headun fuerte golpe en la cabeza
with a sharp cry she jumped backsoltando un grito agudo retrocedió de un salto
8. (= stylish) [suit] → elegante
he was a sharp dresservestía con mucha elegancia
9. (Mus) (= raised a semitone) → sostenido; (= too high) → demasiado alto
C sharpdo m sostenido
B. ADV
1. (= quickly, abruptly) and be or look sharp about it!¡y date prisa!
look sharp!¡rápido!, ¡apúrate! (LAm)
to pull up sharpparar en seco
you turn sharp left at the lightsal llegar al semáforo se tuerce muy cerrado a la izquierda
2. (= precisely) → en punto
at five o'clock sharpa las cinco en punto
3. (Mus) → demasiado alto
she was singing/playing sharpcantaba/tocaba demasiado alto
C. N
1. (Mus) → sostenido m
2. (= con artist) → estafador(a) m/f; (= card-sharp) → fullero/a m/f, tramposo/a m/f

sharp

[ˈʃɑːrp]
adj
(= good for cutting) [razor, knife, edge] → tranchant(e); [scissors, blade] → bien affûté(e), affûté(e)
(= pointed) [pencil, needle, pin] → pointu(e); [point] → aigu(ë); [nose, chin] → pointu(e); [features] → anguleux/euse
(= clearly defined) [outline] → net(te); [image] → net(te); [contrast, distinction] → net(te)
(= abrupt) [turn, bend] → brusque
[rise, fall, decline, increase] → fort(e)
(= intense) [pain, sensation] → vif(vive)
[wind, cold] → vif(vive); [frost] → fort(e)
(= harsh) [reprimand, criticism, tone] → brusque
to be sharp with sb → être brusque avec qn
to have a sharp tongue → avoir la langue bien affilée
(= high-pitched) [cry] → aigu(ë)
(= strong and bitter) [taste, smell] → âcre
(= acute) [hearing] → fin(e); [eyesight] → perçant(e)
(= quick-witted) → vif(vive)
She's very sharp → Elle est très vive.
(= unscrupulous) → malhonnête
(= smart) [suit] → élégant(e)
to be a sharp dresser → bien s'habiller
(MUSIC) (semitone higher)dièse
C sharp n (= key) → do m dièse; modif [sonata, trio] → en do dièse
(MUSIC) (= out of tune) [note, voice, singing] → trop haut(e)
The violin sounds a bit sharp → Le violon joue un peu trop haut.
(= quick) look sharp! → dépêche-toi!
n
(MUSIC)dièse m
adv
(= precisely) → pile
at two o'clock sharp → à deux heures pile
[turn]
Turn sharp left → Tournez immédiatement à gauche.
[sing, play] → trop haut

sharp

adj (+er)
knife, blade etcscharf; needle, point etcspitz
(= clear-cut, not blurred) outline, photo, contrastscharf; to come into sharp focus (fig inf)aufs Korn genommen werden
(= observant, keen) eyes, wits, glance, mindscharf; nosegut, empfindlich; observation, remarkscharfsinnig, schlau; (= intelligent) personschlau, gewieft (inf), → auf Draht (inf); childschlau, aufgeweckt; that was pretty sharp of youdas war ganz schön schlau or clever (inf)von dir; keep a sharp watch for him/the trainpass gut auf, ob du ihn/den Zug siehst
(= sudden, intense) whistle, crydurchdringend, schrill; drop in pricessteil; frost, contrastscharf; shower, desire, painheftig; hungernagend (geh), → groß; after a short, sharp strugglenach kurzem, heftigem Kampf; be sharp about it! (inf)(ein bisschen) dalli! (inf), → zack, zack! (inf)
(= acute) anglespitz; bend, turn by carscharf
(pej: = cunning) persongerissen, raffiniert, clever (inf); trick etcraffiniert; sharp practiceunsaubere Geschäfte pl; that was a pretty sharp movedas war ein raffinierter Schachzug
(= harsh, fierce) tongue, retort, tone of voicescharf; personschroff; temperhitzig
(= acidic, pungent) tastescharf; applesauer; wineherb, sauer (pej); (fig: = biting) airschneidend kalt; windbeißend
(Mus) note (= too high)zu hoch; (= raised a semitone)(um einen Halbton) erhöht; you played F natural instead of F sharpdu hast f statt fis gespielt; her voice goes sharp on the higher notessie singt die höheren Töne zu hoch
(inf: = stylish) person, clothestoll (inf), → todschick (inf); piece of drivingclever (inf); he’s a sharp dresserer zieht sich immer todschick an (inf)
adv (+er)
(Mus) → zu hoch
(= punctually)pünktlich, genau; at 5 o’clock sharpPunkt 5 Uhr
look sharp!dalli! (inf), → zack, zack! (inf); if you don’t look sharpwenn du nicht schnell machst; to pull up sharpplötzlich anhalten; to turn sharp leftscharf nach links abbiegen
n (Mus) → Kreuz nt

sharp

:
sharp-eyed
adjscharfsichtig; to be sharpscharfe or gute Augen haben; it was sharp of you to see thatdu hast ja Augen wie ein Luchs
sharp-featured
adjmit scharfen (Gesichts)zügen

sharp

:
sharpshooter
n (esp US) → Scharfschütze m, → Scharfschützin f
sharp-sighted
sharp-tempered
adjhitzig
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
adjscharfsinnig

sharp

[ʃɑːp]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (edge, razor, knife) → tagliente, affilato/a; (point) → acuminato/a; (pencil) → appuntito/a; (needle, stone) → aguzzo/a; (angle) → acuto/a; (curve, bend) → stretto/a, a gomito; (features) → spigoloso/a; (nose, chin) → affilato/a, aguzzo/a
b. (abrupt, change, halt) → brusco/a; (descent) → ripido/a; (rise, fall) → improvviso/a e marcato/a
c. (well-defined, outline) → nitido/a, netto/a; (contrast) → spiccato/a, marcato/a (TV) (picture) → chiaro/a
d. (harsh, smell, taste) → acuto/a, aspro/a; (pain, cry) → acuto/a; (blow) → violento/a; (tone, voice) → secco/a, aspro/a; (wind, frost) → penetrante, pungente; (rebuke) → aspro/a; (retort, tongue) → tagliente, duro/a; (words) → pungente
to be sharp with sb → rimproverare aspramente qn
e. (acute, eyesight, hearing, sense of smell) → acuto/a, fine; (mind, intelligence) → acuto/a; (person) → sveglio/a, svelto/a
f. (Mus) C sharpdo diesis
2. adv
a. (Mus) → in diesis
b. at 5 o'clock sharpalle 5 in punto
turn sharp left → gira tutto a sinistra
look sharp! → sbrigati!, spicciati!
3. n (Mus) → diesis m inv

sharp

(ʃaːp) adjective
1. having a thin edge that can cut or a point that can pierce. a sharp knife.
2. (of pictures, outlines etc) clear and distinct. the sharp outline of the mountain.
3. (of changes in direction) sudden and quick. a sharp left turn.
4. (of pain etc) keen, acute or intense. He gets a sharp pain after eating.
5. (often with with) severe. Don't be so sharp with the child!; She got a sharp reproach from me.
6. alert. Dogs have sharp ears.
7. shrill and sudden. a sharp cry.
8. of a musical note, raised a semitone; too high in pitch. F sharp; That last note was sharp.
adverb
1. punctually. Come at six (o'clock) sharp.
2. with an abrupt change of direction. Turn sharp left here.
3. at too high a pitch. You're singing sharp.
noun
1. a sharp note. sharps and flats.
2. a sign (#) to show that a note is to be raised a semitone.
ˈsharpen verb
to make or grow sharp. He sharpened his pencil.
ˈsharpener noun
an instrument for sharpening. a pencil-sharpener.
ˈsharply adverb
in a sharp manner. a sharply-pointed piece of glass; The road turned sharply to the left; He rebuked her sharply.
ˈsharpness noun
sharp practice
dishonesty or cheating.
ˌsharp-ˈwitted adjective
intelligent and alert. a sharp-witted boy.
look sharp
to be quick or to hurry. Bring me the books and look sharp (about it)!

sharp

حادّ, واخِز ostrý, prudký skarp scharf κοφτερός afilado, intenso terävä affûté, intense oštar lancinante, tagliente 激しい, 鋭い 날카로운 scherp kraftig, skarp ostry afiado, agudo острый, резкий stark, vass แหลมคม, ฉับพลัน keskin rõ rệt, sắc 尖锐的, 锋利的

sharp

a. [pain] agudo-a; [instrument] afilado-a.

sharp

adj (pain) agudo; (object) punzante;
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Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
She was a small woman with sharp grey eyes and black hair.
Ned, who was walking along in the darkness, clapped his open hand down on Tom's magazine he was carrying home to read again, and the resultant noise was a sharp crack.
Her marriage with young Burden was the subject of sharp comment at the time.
Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
Next followed the shout of Uncas, when the woods were lighted by a sudden flash, that was accompanied by the sharp report of the hunter's rifle.
So long as any of the race were to be found, they had been marked out from other men--not strikingly, nor as with a sharp line, but with an effect that was felt rather than spoken of--by an hereditary character of reserve.
It was like holding an enemy's sharp two-edged sword by the blade, and that enemy all the time striving to wrest it out of your clutch.
Besides that, to have two bits instead of one -- and mine was a sharp one, it hurt my tongue and my jaw, and the blood from my tongue colored the froth that kept flying from my lips as I chafed and fretted at the bits and rein.
I had seen the heads and faces of ten youths gashed in every direction by the keen two-edged blades, and yet had not seen a victim wince, nor heard a moan, or detected any fleeting expression which confessed the sharp pain the hurts were inflicting.
she said MORE THAN THREE WORDS; and immediately the iron stove vanished and went away over a mountain of glass and sharp swords.
After descending a rather sharp declivity, our feet trod the bottom of a kind of circular pit.