Bedeutung von “sharp” — Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ʃɑːp/
Extra Examples
Don't cut yourself with that sharp knife.Be careful. The edges of the tin are sharp.It's no good, this knife isn't sharp enough.The crocodile had rows of very sharp teeth.Your pencil isn't sharp enough.

B1 having a very thin or pointed edge that can cut things:

a sharp knife
sharp claws/teeth
a sharp rise/increase/drop, etc

B2 a sudden and very large increase or reduction in something

a sharp contrast/difference/distinction, etc

a very big and noticeable difference between two things


B2 quick to notice and understand things:

a sharp mind
a sharp pain

severe and not gentle:

sharp criticism
She can be a bit sharp with people sometimes.
a sharp bend/turn, etc

a sudden large change in the direction you are travelling


A sharp taste is slightly sour.


A sharp image is very clear:

a photograph in sharp focus
a sharp wit

the ability to say things that are funny and clever

a sharp tongue

If you have a sharp tongue, you often upset people by saying unkind things to them.


If a piece of clothing or a style is sharp, it is fashionable and tidy:

young men in sharp suits
C sharp/F sharp, etc

the musical note that is between the note C, F, etc and the note above it


A sharp musical note sounds unpleasant because it is slightly higher than it should be.

sharply adverb
sharpness noun [ U ]

(Definition von “sharp adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)