- (music) The symbol â™¯, 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.
adjective (er, est)
- ''Frequently, transposition is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff.
- (music) 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 of the notes were sharps.
- Something which is sharp; usually used in the plural.
- Place sharps in a specially marked container for safe disposal.
- A dishonest person; a cheater.
- The casino kept a set of pictures of known sharps in the break room for the bouncers to see.
- Able to cut easily.
- I keep my knives so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving.
- (colloquial) intelligent, Intelligent.
- ''My nephew is a lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old.
- Able to pierce easily.
- Ernest had made the pencil too , and accidentally stabbed himself with it.
- (music) A note that is played a semitone higher than usual (denoted by the name of the note followed by the symbol â™¯).
- The pitch pipe rang out with a perfect Fâ™¯ (F sharp).
- (music) The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
- The Moonlight Sonata is written in Câ™¯ minor (C sharp minor.)
- (music) Higher-pitched than desired.
- The oboe was an eighth of a tone .
- Having an intense, acrid flavour, as cheddar.
- Milly couldn't stand cheeses when she was pregnant, as they made her nauseous.
- Intense and sudden, as a pain.
- During labor, pregnant women will experience contractions.
- (colloquial) Illegal or dishonest, as a practice.
- Michael had a number of ventures on the side that he kept off the books.
- exact, Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
- You'll need aim to make that shot.
- offensive, Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as criticism.
- ''When the two rivals met, first there were words, and then a fight broke out.
- (colloquial) stylish, Stylish or attractive.
- You look so in that tuxedo!
- observant, Observant; alert; acute.
- Keep a watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!
- exactly, Exactly.
Etymology: from scearp
- I'll see you at twelve o'clock, .
- (music) In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
- I didn't enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going on the high notes.
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