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noun 
  1. (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.
''Frequently, transposition is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff.
  1. (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.
  1. Something which is sharp; usually used in the plural.
Place sharps in a specially marked container for safe disposal.
  1. A dishonest person; a cheater.
The casino kept a set of pictures of known sharps in the break room for the bouncers to see.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kruis(nl)n
  • German: Erhí¶hungszeichen
    (checktrans-bottom)
adjective (er, est)
  1. Able to cut easily.
I keep my knives so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving.
  1. (colloquial) intelligent, Intelligent.
''My nephew is a lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old.
  1. Able to pierce easily.
Ernest had made the pencil too , and accidentally stabbed himself with it.
  1. (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 F⯠(F sharp).
  1. (music) The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
The Moonlight Sonata is written in C⯠minor (C sharp minor.)
  1. (music) Higher-pitched than desired.
The oboe was an eighth of a tone .
  1. Having an intense, acrid flavour, as cheddar.
Milly couldn't stand cheeses when she was pregnant, as they made her nauseous.
  1. Intense and sudden, as a pain.
During labor, pregnant women will experience contractions.
  1. (colloquial) Illegal or dishonest, as a practice.
Michael had a number of ventures on the side that he kept off the books.
  1. exact, Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
You'll need aim to make that shot.
  1. offensive, Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as criticism.
''When the two rivals met, first there were words, and then a fight broke out.
  1. (colloquial) stylish, Stylish or attractive.
You look so in that tuxedo!
  1. observant, Observant; alert; acute.
Keep a watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bijtend, snerend
  • French: affilé , coupant (coupante )
  • German: scharf(de)
  • Italian: attento(it)
  • Spanish: afilado(es)
adverb 
  1. exactly, Exactly.
I'll see you at twelve o'clock, .
  1. (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.
Translations: 
  • Spanish: en punto
Etymology: from scearp


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