Definitions of sharp

  1. To play tricks in bargaining.
  2. To sharpen.
  3. To make higher in pitch by a semitone.
  4. To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
  5. To sing above the proper pitch.
  6. To sing or play above the correct pitch.
  7. To make keen or acute; to mark with a sharp.
  8. To mark with a sharp.
  9. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.
  10. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.
  11. High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.
  12. So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat.
  13. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.
  14. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.
  15. Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.
  16. Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.
  17. Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
  18. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.
  19. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.
  20. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.
  21. Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.
  22. Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp ( C), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.
  23. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  24. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  25. A sharp tool or weapon.
  26. A sharp tone or note.
  27. A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
  28. A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.
  29. The character [] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.
  30. In music, a tone or note raised a semitone in pitch; a character on a degree of the staff indicating that the degree is a half step higher in pitch.
  31. An acute sound: ( music) a note raised a semitone: the character directing this: a shrewdly dishonest person, especially at gaming and speculating.
  32. A note raised a semitone; character # denoting this.
  33. A note raised a half step in pitch, or a character (#) indicating this.
  34. A long and slender needle.
  35. A sharper.
  36. An acute sound; a note artificially raised a semitone, marked thus; the mark itself.
  37. Same as Middlings, 1.
  38. In music, a note raised by a certain figure, itself also termed a sharp.
  39. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
  40. Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.
  41. Piercingly; keenly; to an edge or point.
  42. Sharply.
  43. In a sharp manner; on the very instant.
  44. sour or bitter in taste
  45. high- pitched and sharp; " piercing screams"; " a shrill whistle"
  46. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; " a sharp knife"; " a pencil with a sharp point"
  47. keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; " a sharp pain"; " sharp winds"
  48. quick and forceful; " a sharp blow"
  49. very sudden and in great amount or degree; " a sharp drop in the stock market"
  50. ( music) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; " C sharp"
  51. harsh; " sharp criticism"; " a sharp- worded exchange"; " a tart remark"
  52. raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; " C sharp"
  53. 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.
  54. Having a thin edge; as, a sharp knife; ending in a fine point; well- defined; distinct; keen; as, a sharp eye; severe; as, a sharp pain; shrill; as. A sharp sound; acid or pungent; as, a sharp taste; sarcastic or bitter; as, a sharp reproof; intensely cold; attentive; as, a sharp lookout; violent; abrupt; as, a sharp bend in the road; in music, above true pitch; raised a semitone in pitch.
  55. Having a thin, cutting edge or fine point: peaked or ridged: affecting the senses as if pointed or cutting: severe: keen: of keen or quick perception: pungent: biting: sarcastic: eager: fierce: impetuous: shrill.
  56. Having a cutting edge or fine point; keen; acute; severe; eager; fierce; acid.
  57. Having a keen edge or an acute point.
  58. Keen of perception; quick witted; shrewd.
  59. Ardent; quick; eger.
  60. Painful; harsh; rigorous; sarcastic; bitter; pungent.
  61. Distinct, as in outline. Being above the proper pitch.
  62. Having a very thin edge or fine point; terminating in an edge or point; peaked acute- angled; not obtuse; acute of mind; ready at invention; witty; of quick nice perception; sour; shrill; severe; harsh; sarcastic; severely rigid; keen; fierce; very painful; very vigilant; piercing; subtle; thin.
  63. Having a keen edge or a fine point; bent at an angle less than a right angle; acute of mind; of quick or nice perceptions; acid; pungent; shrill; not flat, as sounds; biting or piercing, as the wind; harsh, fierce, or severe, as words; characterised by keenness or severity; keenly attentive to one's own interest; unfair; knavish; narrow; lean; hard, as sand.