Definition of Sharp


  • a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  • a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named


  • quick and forceful
    "a sharp blow"
  • very sudden and in great amount or degree
    "a sharp drop in the stock market"
  • (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    "C 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"
  • keenly and painfully felt
    as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    "a sharp pain"
    "sharp winds"
  • extremely steep
    "an abrupt canyon"
    "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"
    "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"
    "a sharp drop"
  • having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    "a shrill whistle"
    "a shrill gaiety"
  • harsh
    "sharp criticism"
    "a sharp-worded exchange"
    "a tart remark"
    - sharp worded
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • ending in a sharp point
  • (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    "a sharp photographic image"
    "the sharp crack of a twig"
    "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"


  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble sharp

37 unscramble word found using the letters sharp.

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