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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sharply - in an aggressive mannersharply - in an aggressive manner; "she was being sharply questioned"
2.sharply - in a well delineated manner; "the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined"
3.sharply - 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"
4.sharply - very suddenly and to a great degree; "conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose sharply"
Translations
بِحِدَّه
ostře
skarpt
snögglega, skarplega, harkalega
ostrostrmo

sharply

[ˈʃɑːplɪ] ADV
1. (= abruptly) [fall, rise, turn, brake] → bruscamente
the road turned sharply leftla carretera giraba bruscamente hacia la izquierda
he drew in his breath sharplyinspiró bruscamente
2. (= clearly) → marcadamente, claramente
this attitude contrasts sharply with his caring imageesta actitud contrasta marcadamente or claramente con su imagen de hombre humanitario
the party is sharply divided over this issueel partido está claramente dividido con respecto a este asunto
3. (= brusquely) → con aspereza
he spoke to me quite sharplyme habló con bastante aspereza
4. (= severely) [criticize] → severamente, con dureza
5. (= hard) → fuertemente
the ball struck him sharply on the headla pelota le golpeó fuertemente en la cabeza

sharply

[ˈʃɑːrpli] adv
(= abruptly) [drop, stop] → brusquement
(= clearly) → nettement
(= harshly) → sèchement, vertement

sharply

[ˈʃɑːplɪ] adv
a. (abruptly, turn, rise, stop) → bruscamente
b. (clearly, stand out, contrast) → nettamente
c. (harshly, criticize, retort) → duramente, aspramente

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)!
References in classic literature ?
He paused a moment and looked sharply at the person whom he was addressing, then added, "Of the Federal army.
As soon as he entered, a He-Goat left in the cave sharply attacked him with his horns.
asked the young inventor sharply, as he reached for his electric rifle.
The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after, ascending, southward, a steep acclivity to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit for perhaps one hundred yards.
Pollyanna," interrupted her aunt again, sharply, "there is one thing that might just as well be understood right away at once; and that is, I do not care to have you keep talking of your father to me.
Counties, towns, hilly ribs and ridges, wide stretches of green meadow, great forest tracts, winding streams, a dozen blue lakes, a block of busy steamboats--we saw all this little world in unique circumstantiality of detail--saw it just as the birds see it--and all reduced to the smallest of scales and as sharply worked out and finished as a steel engraving.
The Bishop no sooner saw this action than he knew his man, and that there was a trap set; and being an arrant coward, he wheeled his horse sharply and would have made off down the road; but his own men, spurred on the charge, blocked his way.
Men began to throng into the office and call at him over the railing, jovially, sharply, viciously, excitedly.
Glegg, and at Maggie; then suddenly appearing aware that some one was seated by his side at the head of the bed he turned sharply round and saw his sister.
Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune: for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible.
Personally, he was little and wiry and slim--with a bright white head, and sparkling black eyes, and a wry twist of humor curling sharply at the corners of his lips.
The chattering crowd, with their rude jokes cried out from wagon to wagon, sometimes irritated him sharply.