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Definizione monolingua e traduzione sharp



Inglese grammatica

sharp


Verb

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!
Noun

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.
Adjective

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.
Adverb

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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