• To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
  • Exactly.
  • In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.


  • 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.
  • 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 scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
  • Something that is sharp.
  • A dishonest person; a cheater.
  • 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.
  • Fine particles of husk mixed with coarse particle of flour of cereals; middlings.
  • An expert.
  • A sharpie .



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  • From Middle English scharp, from Old English sċearp, from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerb-. Cognate with West Frisian skerp, Low German scharp, Dutch scherp, German scharf, Danish skarp. Compare Irish cearb, Latin acerbus, Tocharian B kärpye, Latvian skârbs, Russian щерба, Polish szczerba, Albanian harb, from *(s)ker-. More at shear.

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