- (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something；tapering to a point or edge
- precisely (used after an expression of time)；in a sudden or abrupt way
- a musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch.；the sign ♯, indicating a sharp.
- raise the pitch of (a note) by a semitone；cheat or swindle (someone), especially at cards
verb: sharp, 3rd person present: sharps, gerund or present participle: sharping, past tense: sharped, past participle: sharped
noun: sharp, plural noun: sharps
- 1. (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something cut the cake with a very sharp knife keep tools sharp 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ tapering to a point or edge a sharp pencil her face was thin and her nose sharp 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of sand or gravel) composed of angular grains.
- 2. producing a sudden, piercing physical sensation or effect I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my back 同義詞
- ▪ (of a food, taste, or smell) acidic and intense fresh goats' milk cheese has a slightly sharper flavour than fromage frais 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a sound) sudden and penetrating there was a sharp crack of thunder 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of words or a speaker) critical or hurtful she feared his sharp tongue he could be very sharp with her 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of an emotion or experience) felt acutely or intensely; painful her sharp disappointment was tinged with embarrassment 同義詞
- 3. distinct in outline or detail; clearly defined the job was a sharp contrast from her past life the scene was as sharp and clear in his mind as a film 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. (of an action or change) sudden and marked there was a sharp increase in interest rates he heard her sharp intake of breath 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a bend, angle, or turn) making a sudden change of direction the bus creaked round a sharp hairpin bend 同義詞
- 5. having or showing speed of perception, comprehension, or response her sharp eyes missed nothing his old mind was not so sharp as it once was 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ quick to take advantage, especially in an unscrupulous or dishonest way Paul's a sharp operator 同義詞 反義詞
- 6. (of musical sound) above true or normal pitch.
- ▪ (of a note) a semitone higher than a specified note F sharp
- ▪ (of a key) having a sharp or sharps in the signature.
- 7. informal (of clothes or their wearer) smart and stylish they were greeted by a young man in a sharp suit 同義詞 反義詞
- 1. precisely (used after an expression of time) the meeting starts at 7.30 sharp 同義詞 反義詞
- 2. in a sudden or abrupt way turn sharp right at the corner he was brought up sharp by Helen's voice 同義詞
- 3. above the true or normal pitch of musical sound he heard him playing a little sharp on the high notes
- 1. a musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch.
- ▪ the sign ♯, indicating a sharp.
- 2. a long, sharply pointed needle used for general sewing.
- ▪ a thing with a sharp edge, such as a blade or a fragment of glass the safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
- 3. informal a swindler or cheat.
- 1. US raise the pitch of (a note) by a semitone if you raise a note by one fret, you have sharped the note
- 2. archaic cheat or swindle (someone), especially at cards the fellow is drunk, let's sharp him