|1.||[ adjective ] (of something seen or heard) clearly defined|
"a sharp photographic image" "the sharp crack of a twig" "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
|2.||[ adjective ] ending in a sharp point|
|3.||[ adjective ] having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions|
|Synonyms:||keen penetrating incisive acute piercing knifelike penetrative discriminating|
"an acute observer of politics and politicians" "incisive comments" "icy knifelike reasoning" "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang" "penetrating insight"
|4.||[ adjective ] 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"
|5.||[ adjective ] ending in a sharp point|
|Synonyms:||acute needlelike acuate|
|6.||[ adjective ] high-pitched and sharp|
"piercing screams" "a shrill whistle"
|7.||[ adjective ] extremely steep|
"an abrupt canyon" "the precipitous rapids of the upper river" "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings" "a sharp drop"
|8.||[ adjective ] harsh|
"sharp criticism" "a sharp-worded exchange" "a tart remark"
|9.||[ adjective ] very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation|
"an incisive mind" "a keen intelligence" "of sharp and active intellect"
|10.||[ adjective ] keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point|
"a sharp pain" "sharp winds"
|Related terms:||dull acute salt scratching cutting fulgurating cutting|
|11.||[ adjective ] sour or bitter in taste|
|Synonyms:||astringent acerbic acerb|
|12.||[ adverb ] changing suddenly in direction and degree|
"the road twists sharply after the light" "turn sharp left here"
|13.||[ adjective ] having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing|
"a sharp knife" "a pencil with a sharp point"
|Related terms:||dull knifelike incisive cutting carnassial penetrative sharpened razor-sharp keen edged pointed sharpness|
|14.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 332|
|15.||[ adjective ] very sudden and in great amount or degree|
"a sharp drop in the stock market"
|16.||[ noun ] (music) a notation indicating one half step higher than the note named|
|Related terms:||musical_notation double_sharp|
|17.||[ adjective ] (music) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone|
|Related terms:||natural flat music|
|18.||[ adjective ] quick and forceful|
"a sharp blow"
|19.||[ noun ] a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point|