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English definition of “sharply”

sharply

adverb
 
 
/ˈʃɑːpli/ US   /ˈʃɑːr-/
in a way that is sudden and very noticeable: rise/fall sharply Inflation has risen sharply. Dealer sales fell sharply in August.
severely and angrily: I wrote them a sharply-worded letter of complaint. Some lawmakers sharply criticized the proposal.
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