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Definition 1: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point - [noun denoting artifact]

(sharp is a kind of ...) a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth

Definition 2: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named - [noun denoting communication]

(sharp is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

(... is a kind of sharp ) a musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones

Definition 3: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sharp knife
  • a pencil with a sharp point

(sharp is similar to ...) suitable for cutting or piercing

"incisive teeth"

(sharp is similar to ...) as sharp as a razor

(sharp is similar to ...) tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing

"a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface" "a cold penetrating wind" "a penetrating odor"

(sharp is similar to ...) hard and sharp enough to cut metal

"metal-cutting tools"

(sharp is similar to ...) cutting or able to cut as if with a knife

(sharp is similar to ...) having a sharp cutting edge or point

"a keen blade"

(sharp is similar to ...) having sharp teeth

(sharp is similar to ...) resembling a file

(sharp is similar to ...) resembling a fang

(sharp is similar to ...) having a cutting edge or especially an edge or edges as specified; often used in combination

"an edged knife" "a two-edged sword"

(sharp is similar to ...) resembling a drill

(sharp is similar to ...) resembling a dagger

(sharp is similar to ...) resembling a chisel

(sharp is similar to ...) (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

"the carnassial teeth of carnivores"

(sharp is similar to ...) made sharp or sharper

"a sharpened knife cuts more cleanly"

(means also ...) having a point

(... are attributes of sharp) thinness of edge or fineness of point

Definition 4: (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • C sharp

(sharp belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 5: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sharp pain
  • sharp winds

(sharp is similar to ...) extremely sharp or severe

"acute pain" "felt acute annoyance" "intense itching and burning"

(sharp is similar to ...) painful as if caused by a sharp instrument

"a cutting wind" "keen winds" "knifelike cold" "piercing knifelike pains" "piercing cold" "piercing criticism" "a stabbing pain" "lancinating pain"

(sharp is similar to ...) sharp and piercing

(sharp is similar to ...) (of speech) painful or bitter

"salt scorn" "a salt apology"

Definition 6: changing suddenly in direction and degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the road twists sharply after the light
  • turn sharp left here
  • the visor was acutely peaked
  • her shoes had acutely pointed toes

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sharp photographic image
  • the sharp crack of a twig
  • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 8: quick and forceful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sharp blow

(sharp is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 9: having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a shrill whistle
  • a shrill gaiety

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

Definition 10: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment

"a perceptive eye" "a perceptive observation"

Definition 11: ending in a sharp point - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) having a point

Definition 12: marked by practical hardheaded intelligence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

Definition 13: extremely steep - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an abrupt canyon
  • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
  • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
  • a sharp drop

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

Definition 14: very sudden and in great amount or degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sharp drop in the stock market

(sharp is similar to ...) happening without warning or in a short space of time

"a sudden storm" "a sudden decision" "a sudden cure"

Definition 15: harsh - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sharp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sharp criticism
  • a sharp-worded exchange
  • a tart remark

Synonyms for sharp in the sense of this definition

(sharp is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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