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Sharply

see synonyms of sharply

Adverb

1. aggressively, sharply

in an aggressive manner

Example Sentences:
'she was being sharply questioned'

2. crisply, sharply

in a well delineated manner

Example Sentences:
'the new style of Minoan pottery was sharply defined'

3. acutely, sharp, sharply

changing suddenly in direction and degree

Example Sentences:
'the road twists sharply after the light'
'turn sharp left here'
'the visor was acutely peaked'
'her shoes had acutely pointed toes'

4. precipitously, sharply

very suddenly and to a great degree

Example Sentences:
'conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate'
'prices rose sharply'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Sharply

see synonyms of sharply
adjective
1. 
having a keen edge suitable for cutting
2. 
having an edge or point; not rounded or blunt
3. 
involving a sudden change, esp in direction
a sharp bend
4. 
moving, acting, or reacting quickly, efficiently, etc
sharp reflexes
5. 
clearly defined
6. 
mentally acute; clever; astute
7. 
sly or artful; clever in an underhand way
sharp practice
8. 
bitter or harsh
sharp words
9. 
shrill or penetrating
a sharp cry
10. 
having an acrid taste
11. 
keen; biting
a sharp wind
sharp pain
12. music
a. (immediately postpositive)
denoting a note that has been raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
B sharp
b. 
(of an instrument, voice, etc) out of tune by being or tending to be too high in pitch
Compare flat1 (sense 23)
13. phonetics a less common word for fortis
14. informal
a. 
stylish
b. 
too smart
15.  at the sharp end
adverb
16. 
in a sharp manner
17. 
exactly
six o'clock sharp
18. music
a. 
higher than a standard pitch
b. 
out of tune by being or tending to be too high in pitch
she sings sharp
Compare flat1 (sense 29)
noun
19. music
a. 
an accidental that raises the pitch of the following note by one chromatic semitone
. Usual symbol:
b. 
a note affected by this accidental
Compare flat1 (sense 35)
20. 
a thin needle with a sharp point
21. informal
a sharper
22. (usually plural)
any medical instrument with sharp point or edge, esp a hypodermic needle
verb
23. (transitive) music, US and Canadian
to raise the pitch of (a note), esp by one chromatic semitone
. Usual equivalent in Britain and certain other countries: sharpen
exclamation
24. South Africa slang
an exclamation of full agreement or approval
noun
Cecil (James). 1859–1924, British musician, best known for collecting, editing, and publishing English folk songs

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Sharply

see synonyms of sharply
adjective
1. 
suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen
2. 
having a point or edge; not rounded or blunt; peaked
a sharp ridge, features, etc.
3. 
not gradual; abrupt; acute
a sharp turn
4. 
clearly defined; distinct; clear
a sharp contrast
5. 
made up of hard, angular particles, as sand
6. 
quick, acute, or penetrating in perception or intellect
; specif.,
a. 
acutely sensitive in seeing, hearing, etc.
b. 
clever; shrewd
7. 
showing or having a keen awareness; attentive; vigilant
a sharp lookout
8. 
crafty; designing; underhanded
9. 
harsh, biting, or severe
a sharp temper, criticism, etc.
10. 
violent or impetuous; sudden and forceful
a sharp attack
11. 
brisk; active; vigorous
a sharp run
12. 
having a keen effect on the senses or feelings
; specif.,
a. 
severe; intense; acute; keen
a sharp pain, grief, appetite, etc.
b. 
strong; biting; pungent, as in taste or smell
c. 
high-pitched; shrill
a sharp sound
d. 
brilliant; intense
a sharp flash of light
e. 
cold and cutting
a sharp wind
13.  Slang
attractively or stylishly dressed or groomed
14.  Music
a. 
higher in pitch by a half step
C sharp (C57395)
b. 
out of tune by being above the true or proper pitch
adverb
15. 
in a sharp manner
; specif.,
a. 
abruptly or briskly
b. 
attentively or alertly
c. 
so as to have a sharp point or edge
d. 
keenly; piercingly
e.  Music
above the true or proper pitch
16. 
precisely; exactly
one o'clock sharp
noun
17. 
a sewing needle with an extremely fine point
18.  Informal
an expert or adept
19.  Informal
shark1, sharper
20.  Music
a. 
a note or tone one half step above another
b. 
the sign (57395) indicating such a note
verb transitive
21.  Music
to make sharp; raise a half step
verb intransitive
22.  Music
to sing or play above the true or proper pitch

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Sharply

see synonyms of sharply
adj. sharp·er, sharp·est
1. Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
2.
a. Having clear form and detail: a sharp photographic image.
b. Terminating in an edge or a point: sharp angular cliffs; a sharp nose.
c. Clearly and distinctly set forth: sharp contrasts in behavior.
3. Abrupt or acute: a sharp drop; a sharp turn.
4.
a. Intellectually penetrating; astute: was sharp in his analysis of the problem.
b. Marked by keenness and accuracy of perception: sharp hearing.
5. Crafty or deceitful, as in business dealings: sharp selling practices.
6. Vigilant; alert: kept a sharp lookout for shoplifters.
7.
a. Briskly or keenly cold and cutting: a sharp wind.
b. Harsh or biting in tone or character: sharp criticism.
8. Fierce or impetuous; violent: a sharp temper; a sharp assault.
9. Intense; severe: a sharp pain.
10.
a. Sudden and shrill: a sharp whistle.
b. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling: a sharp flash of lightning.
11. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste: a sharp pungent odor; a sharp cheese.
12. Composed of hard angular particles: sharp sand.
13. Music
a. Raised in pitch by a semitone.
b. Being above the proper pitch.
c. Having the key signature in sharps.
14. Informal Attractive or stylish: a sharp jacket.
adv.
1. In a sharp manner: hit me sharp on the brow.
2. Punctually; exactly: at three o'clock sharp.
3. Music Above the true or proper pitch.
n.
1. Music
a. A sign () used to indicate that a note is to be raised by a semitone.
b. A note that is raised a semitone.
2.
a. A slender sewing needle with a very fine point.
b. A hypodermic needle: a canister for disposing of used sharps.
3. Informal
a. An expert.
b. A shrewd cheater; a sharper.
v. sharped, sharp·ing, sharps
Music
v.tr.
To raise in pitch by a semitone.
v.intr.
To play or sing above the proper pitch.

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