[ʃɑːp] adj I
1) a sharp object has an edge that can cut or an end that is pointed
a sharp knife[/ex]
sharp teeth/claws[/ex]
a sharp pencil[/ex]
These scissors aren't very sharp.[/ex]
2) sudden and very big or severe
a sharp rise in sales of organic produce[/ex]
a sharp drop in unemployment[/ex]
I felt a sharp pain in my foot.[/ex]
3) changing direction suddenly
a sharp bend in the road[/ex]
4) clear and seen in a lot of detail
The new high-definition TV offers razor-sharp pictures and digital sound.[/ex]
5) intelligent and quick to notice something or react to something
Some of these kids are pretty sharp when it comes to maths.[/ex]
a sharp wit[/ex]
6) a sharp comment, voice, or expression shows that someone is unfriendly or annoyed
The deal has come under sharp criticism from the opposition parties.[/ex]
7) clearly recognized as different
The warm weather was in sharp contrast to last year's cold temperatures.[/ex]
8) a sharp wind or FROST is very cold
9) used for showing that a musical note should be played or sung a SEMITONE higher than usual
sharply [ˈʃɑːpli] adv
Interest rates have fallen sharply.[/ex]
The government has been sharply criticized.[/ex]
sharpness noun [U] II
sharp [ʃɑːp]
1) at a particular time exactly
We're leaving at 5 o'clock sharp.[/ex]
2) British
in a way that changes direction suddenly
Turn sharp left after the bridge.[/ex]
3) at a higher than usual PITCH
noun [C]
sharp [ʃɑːp]
a musical note that is played or sung a SEMITONE higher than usual

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