/ʃɑːp/ , /ʃɑɹp/
The symbol ♯, placed after the name of a note in the key signature or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.
The pitch pipe sounded out a perfect F♯ (F sharp).
A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.
A note that is sharp in a particular key.
The piece was difficult to read after it had been transposed, since in the new key many notes were sharps.
The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is written in C♯ minor (C sharp minor.)
(usually in the plural) Something that is sharp.
Place sharps in the specially marked red container for safe disposal.
A dishonest person; a cheater.
The casino kept in the break room a set of pictures of known sharps for the bouncers to see.
Part of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
A sewing needle with a very slender point, more pointed than a blunt or a between.
(in the plural) Fine particles of husk mixed with coarse particle of flour of cereals; middlings.
A sharpie (member of Australian gangs of the 1960s and 1970s).
To raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.
That new musician must be tone deaf: he sharped half the notes of the song!
To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
Terminating in a point or edge, especially one that can cut easily; not obtuse or rounded.
A face with sharp features
My nephew is a sharp lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old.
Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol ♯ after the name of the note).
Higher in pitch than required.
The orchestra's third violin several times was sharp about an eighth of a tone.
Having an intense, acrid flavour.
Milly couldn't stand sharp cheeses when she was pregnant, because they made her nauseated.
Sudden and intense.
A pregnant woman during labor normally experiences a number of sharp contractions.
Illegal or dishonest.
Michael had a number of sharp ventures that he kept off the books.
Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interests; shrewd.
a sharp dealer; a sharp customer
Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
You'll need sharp aim to make that shot.
Offensive, critical, or acrimonious.
When the two rivals met, first there were sharp words, and then a fight broke out.
Stylish or attractive.
You look so sharp in that tuxedo!
Observant; alert; acute.
Keep a sharp watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!
Forming a small angle; especially, forming an angle of less than ninety degrees.
Drive down Main for three quarters of a mile, then make a sharp right turn onto Pine.
Steep; precipitous; abrupt.
a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve
(of a statement) Said of as extreme a value as possible.
Sure, any planar graph can be five-colored. But that result is not sharp: in fact, any planar graph can be four-colored. That is sharp: the same can't be said for any lower number.
Piercing; keen; severe; painful.
a sharp pain; the sharp and frosty winter air
Eager or keen in pursuit; impatient for gratification.
a sharp appetite
Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty.
Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone; aspirated; unvoiced.
To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
I'll see you at twelve o'clock sharp.
In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
I didn't enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going sharp on the high notes.