noun A musical note raised a semitone above natural pitch. (Choices in successive levels expand to all notes, then sharps and flats.) A long, sharply pointed needle used for general sewing. A swindler or cheat.
adjective (of an object) having an edge or point that is able to cut or pierce something. (cut the cake with a very sharp knife) Producing a sudden, piercing physical sensation or effect. (I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my back) Distinct in outline or detail; clearly defined. (the job was a sharp contrast from her past life) (of an action or change) sudden and marked. (there was a sharp increase in interest rates) Having or showing speed of perception, comprehension, or response. (her sharp eyes missed nothing) (of musical sound) above true or normal pitch. (The entire musical burden is shifted to the massive chorus, while fierce sharp chords pronounce the onset of the bloody wounds.)