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Definizione monolingua e traduzione sharp

Inglese grammatica



sharp (third-person singular simple present sharps, present participle sharping, simple past and past participle sharped)

  1. (music) To raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.
    That new musician must be tone deaf: he sharped half the notes of the song!

sharp (plural sharps)

  1. (music) 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.
    The pitch pipe sounded out a perfect F♯ (F sharp).
    Transposition frequently is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff.
  2. (music) A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.
  3. (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 notes were sharps.
  4. (music) The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
    Beethovens ""Moonlight Sonata"" is written in C♯ minor (C sharp minor.)
  5. Something which is sharp; usually used in the plural.
    Place sharps in the specially marked red container for safe disposal.
  6. (medicine) A hypodermic syringe.
  7. (medicine, dated) A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.
  8. A dishonest person; a cheater.
    The casino kept in the break room a set of pictures of known sharps for the bouncers to see.

sharp (comparative sharper, superlative sharpest)

  1. Able to cut easily.
    I keep my knives sharp so that they dont slip unexpectedly while carving.
  2. (colloquial) Intelligent.
    My nephew is a sharp lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and hes only five years old.
  3. Able to pierce easily; pointed.
    Ernest made the pencil too sharp and accidentally stabbed himself with it.
  4. (music) Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol ♯ after the name of the note).
  5. (music) Higher in pitch than required.
    The orchestras third violin several times was sharp about an eighth of a tone.
  6. Having an intense, acrid flavour.
    Milly couldnt stand sharp cheeses when she was pregnant, because they made her nauseated.
  7. sudden and intense.
    A pregnant woman during labor normally experiences a number of sharp contractions.
  8. (colloquial) Illegal or dishonest.
    Michael had a number of sharp ventures that he kept off the books.
  9. Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
    Youll need sharp aim to make that shot.
  10. Offensive, critical, or acrimonious, as sharp criticism.
    When the two rivals met, first there were sharp words, and then a fight broke out.
  11. (colloquial) Stylish or attractive.
    You look so sharp in that tuxedo!
  12. Observant; alert; acute.
    Keep a sharp watch on the prisoners. I dont want them to escape!
  13. Forming a small angle; especially, forming an angle of less than ninety degrees.
    Drive down Main for three quarters of a mile, then make a sharp right turn onto Pine.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      The street down which Warwick had come intersected Front Street at a sharp angle in front of the old hotel, forming a sort of flatiron block at the junction, known as Liberty Point
  14. (mathematics, of a statement) Said of as extreme a value as possible.
    Sure, any planar graph can be five-colored. But that result is not sharp: in fact, any planar graph can be four-colored. That is sharp: the same cant be said for any lower number.

sharp (comparative sharper, superlative sharpest)

  1. (no comparative or superlative) Exactly.
    Ill see you at twelve oclock sharp.
  2. (music) In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
    I didnt enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going sharp on the high notes.
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